Honors and Awards

• Manu Platt, an assistant professor in the department of biomedical engineering at Georgia Tech, received a Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists award from the Georgia Cancer Coalition. He will receive $50,000 in each of the next five years to support his research in stem cells.

Dr. Platt is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the joint program at Georgia Tech and Emory University.

• Patricia A. Hogue, assistant dean for diversity, recruitment, and retention and associate professor of physician assistant studies at the University of Toledo, received the Impact Newsmaker Award from the Northwest Ohio Media Association.

Dr. Hogue is a graduate of Hahnemann University. She holds a master’s degree from the Chicago Medical School and a Ph.D. from the University of Toledo.

• William Ashbourne, assistant professor of communications at Alabama State University, received the Community and Ownership Award from the Foundation for Innovative Resource Management.

Professor Ashbourne holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Howard University and a law degree from Brooklyn School of Law.

• Julian Bond, professor of history at the University of Virginia, received the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. The Spingarn Medal is the highest honor awarded by the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Bond serves as the national chair of the NAACP.