Elsevier Congratulates Its Award Winning Authors and Editors

2005 Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing

Washington, D.C., February 8, 2006 - Elsevier is pleased to announce that five of its professional and scholarly books were honored by The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) at the 2005 Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing yesterday. 

The Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy, by Drs. Kenneth Moses, John C. Banks, Pedro B. Nava and Mr. Darrell Peterson and published by the Mosby division of Elsevier, was selected to receive the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award for the Outstanding Professional, Reference or Scholarly Work of 2005, one of the highest honors in this field and one traditionally awarded to titles published by one of the University presses.

"Elsevier is proud of this recognition of a truly remarkable work, which is the result of the effort and dedication of dozens of individuals," stated Brian Nairn, Chief Executive Officer, Health Sciences, Elsevier. "We felt from the beginning - eight years ago - that this was a worthy and worthwhile project and one that will make a real difference in the study of anatomy for medical students all over the world." 

Four other Elsevier titles were also given significant recognition at yesterday's award ceremony. Awards were received by the following:

In the Chemistry division:

  • Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis: Background and Detailed Mechanisms 
    Lázló Kürti and Barbara Czakó

In the Geography and Geology division:

  • The Essentials of Medical Geology: Impacts of the Natural Environment on Public Health 
    Editor-in-Chief: Olle Selinus; Associate Editors: Brian Alloway, José Centeno, Robert Finkelman, Ron Fuge, Ulf Lindh, and Pauline Smedley
  • Rivers of North America 
    Arthur C. Benke and Colbert E. Cushing

"We extend our congratulations to the authors and editors and commend their commitment to the advancement of scholarship in the scientific, medical and technical community," said Sal Gelardi, Senior Vice President, Elsevier. "This is a remarkable achievement for them and Elsevier."

An honorable mention was presented to Elsevier for its title Palliatiative Practices: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Kim K. Kuebler, Mellar P. Davis, and Crystal Dea Moore.

About the AAP PSP Awards

The PSP Awards are given annually by AAP's Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division to acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and electronic publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing. The awards are open only to members of the AAP / PSP Division.

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