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Dr. Neil B. Rosenshein has received the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Snowmass Institute.

Rosenshein is the medical director of the Weinberg Center for Women's Health & Medicine and director of the Gynecologic Oncology Center, both at Mercy Medical Center.

He was presented with the award this month because of his accomplishments in women's health. Rosenshein has formed a medical team that uses technology to diagnose and treat gynecologic cancers such as ovarian, uterine, cervical and vaginal cancer.

Rosenshein has written articles and several books. In August 1997, Good Housekeeping magazine named him one of the best in his field in the U.S.

The Snowmass Institute, a division of the Ireland Corp., provides professional conferences, on-site workshops and consulting services for hospitals and health systems, colleges and universities.

Paul Smolensky, the Krieger-Eisenhower professor of cognitive science at the Johns Hopkins University, was recently appointed to an International Blaise Pascal Research Chair by the Ecole Normale Superieure, which is a French institution of higher education.

Smolensky, who is the first cognitive scientist to receive this honor since the program's inception in 1996, was one of five recipients in areas ranging from the sciences and social sciences to the humanities.

Smolensky will take a year's sabbatical from Hopkins during the 2008-2009 academic year to work in Paris, where he will research and confer with colleagues in areas including neurosciences, psycholinguistics and the philosophy of science.

Smolensky earned his 1976 undergraduate degree from Harvard University; his 1977 master's degree from Indiana University; and his 1981 doctorate at Indiana.

Dr. Carole Miller was recently named Classic Woman of the Year by the Maryland chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Miller, who is director of the St. Agnes Cancer Center, was among five candidates vying for the title from the society, which focuses on funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

To win the title, the contestants had 10 weeks to raise the most money for the society. Miller raised more than $121,000. The money goes to the society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

Miller, who is an expert in leukemia and lymphoma treatment, has participated in the clinical research and educational initiatives supported by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She has previously received the society's Journey of Hope Gem award for her contributions to patient and physician education programs.

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