Appointments, honors and activities

October 28, 2011

• Faculty and staff honors:

      - Joanna Grama, information security policy and compliance director for Purdue University, has been appointed to the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. The committee advises the Department of Homeland Security on how to deal with personal identifiable information, as well as data integrity and other privacy-related matters. Grama is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Science and Technology Law, Information Security Committee, as well as a member of the Indiana Bar Association.
      - James Leary, professor of nanomedicine in Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine and professor of biomedical engineering, received the International Journal of Nanomedicine Distinguished Career Award earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Hartford, Conn. The annual award is presented to a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of nanomedicine. The International Journal of Nanomedicine is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the application of nanotechnology in diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug delivery systems in the biomedical field. Leary, who joined the Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty in 2005, also is a member of Birck Nanotechnology Center, Bindley Biosciences Center and the Oncological Sciences Center.