Preventive med prof earns presidential citation; student researcher garners awardPublished on Monday, June 6, 2016Published on June 06, 2016A professor of preventive medicine gains recognition for advancing remote sensing in public health research, while a research fellow obtains a $5,000 grant from the national Alpha Omega Alpha organization.Preventive med prof gets presidential distinctionFaruqueDr. Fazlay Faruque, professor of preventive medicine, is winner of the President's Honorary Citation from the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.The recognition is presented by the society's president during the group's quadrennial Congress, to take place this year in Prague. It's given to a member of a working group in each of the society's eight Technical Commissions.Faruque is chair of Commission Eight's Working Group on Health that's engaged in the development of international cooperation for the advancement of remote sensing for its applications in the area of public health research.Faruque is director of the GIS and Remote Sensing Program in the Office of Research. Before joining the Department of Preventive Medicine, Faruque was a faculty member in the School of Nursing. Research fellow garners AOA awardJesse J. Xie, left, receives a check from Dr. Omar A. Abdulrahman, professor of pediatric genetics and Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Councilor, as recipient of the 2016 AOA Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship Award.The national fellowship grants $5,000 for research support. The program is named in honor of the longtime AOA administrator and honorary member of the society.