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Robert Hatch ’60, Tu’62, chairman and CEO of Cereal Ingredients and Great Plains Analytical Lab, has earned a University of Missouri-Kansas City 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award recognized his efforts leading Foundation for International Community Assistance, a microfinance nonprofit that pioneered the “village banking method,” which offers small loans to those without access to traditional banks.
Frank B. Wilderson III ’78—profiled in the November/December 2020 DAM—has been named the University of California, Irvine, Chancellor’s Professor for exceptional academic merit. Wilderson’s latest book, Afropessimism, was longlisted for the National Book Award in nonfiction.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgeon-in-chief Robert Higgins ’81, M.D., has been named senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Higgins will lead initiatives to recruit, retain, and advance diverse faculty, staff, and students.
Reporter Geeta Anand ’89 has been named dean of the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. As a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Anand shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism for a series on corporate corruption and was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer for contributions to a series on decision-making in healthcare.
Peter Kilmarx ’83 earned the Distinguished Service Medal from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his work responding to HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases and building health research capacity worldwide from 1996 to 2019. Kilmarx is currently the deputy director of the NIH’s Fogarty International Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Attorney Richard Roberts ’83—who specializes in municipal law out of the Hartford, Connecticut-based office of Halloran Sage—has been named a “2020 Municipal Champion” by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. He was recognized for his work on executive orders issued by the governor since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
Carl DeSelm ’04, M.D., has earned the 2020 Early Career Professor Award from Agilent Technologies. DeSelm, who is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, was recognized for research in cellular immunotherapy.