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Professor Pilbeam to serve as interim dean of College

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Michael D. Smith recently announced that David Pilbeam, Henry Ford II Professor of Human Evolution and Curator of Paleoanthropology at the Peabody Museum, has agreed to serve as dean of Harvard College on an interim basis, effective Sept. 1.

Pilbeam recently served as interim dean of FAS and prior to that was senior adviser to the dean of Harvard College, a member of the Task Force on General Education, and co-chair of the Educational Policy Committee. From 1987 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 1997, Pilbeam was dean of undergraduate education. He served as associate dean of the faculty from 1997 to 2000.

“He brings a deep understanding of both the academic and residential aspects of life in the College, as well as a rare awareness of the important ways in which the College fits into the broader structure of the FAS,” Smith wrote in an e-mail about Pilbeam.

Cohen named to Technology Review’s list of top young innovators

Adam Cohen, who joined the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor of physical chemistry this past July, has been selected by Technology Review (TR) magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. Cohen has been selected for his work in making molecules remain motionless so that scientists can examine them in their natural environments.

Cohen and the other winners for 2007 will be featured in the September issue of the magazine.

Forstein named to residency review committee of ACGME

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) recently announced that Harvard Medical School Associate Professor of Psychiatry Marshall Forstein has been appointed to the residency review committee for psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME is a national organization that sets accreditation standards for all psychiatry training and conducts reviews of each program.

The appointment reflects Forstein’s contributions to the field of psychiatry during the past 20 years. As the director of CHA’s Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program since 2003, Forstein organized a broad-based review of the curriculum to ensure that the alliance best utilizes the educational settings and faculty within its Department of Psychiatry. He has also provided national leadership in the development of educational literature and curriculum on the psychiatric and psychological manifestations of HIV and on the treatment of gay and lesbian individuals, couples, and families.