Notables, April 23

April 18, 2014 

• Alec Arshavsky, of Chapel Hill, has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search. Arshavsky is a senior at East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill. He developed an algorithm that automatically identifies the three-dimensional structure of corneal tissue for his bioengineering project. The Intel Science Talent Search is a prestigious science competition for high school seniors. Alec is among 40 finalists representing 33 schools from 14 states.

•  David Nance, of Cary, is the recent winner of the Ho B Max drawing of a UNC remote control car that recently benefited N.C. Children’s Hospital. The hospital received $530 from Ho B Max to assist in its mission. Ho B Max is a remote control model car racing/recreational facility in suite 235 at Northgate Mall in Durham.

•  Reid Wilson, PhD, of Chapel Hill, was recently presented the Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate award. The award is the highest award given in the field of anxiety disorders. Reid has worked since he was 16 to better the lives of those experiencing such disorders. His contributions include serving as chair of ADAA’s National Conference on Anxiety Disorders in 1988, 1990 and 1991, and creating www.Anxieties.com, the largest free self-help site for anxiety on the Internet.

• Two local students made the Dean’s List for the winter quarter at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Eric Taylor and Louis Vaught, both from Chapel Hill, earned their places on the Dean’s List by earning a grade point average of 3.3 or better on the 4.0 scale.

•  Jena Ivey Burkhart recently received the Dale Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Geriatrics from the N.C. Association of Pharmacists. The award goes to a member of the Association who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to geriatrics and patient care during the year.

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