* Patricia Ann Eisenman, associate dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah, has been honored by the Utah Fitness Instructors Association.
Largely responsible for the development of the association, Eisenman is the first recipient of the group's Recognition Award for her research and teaching about exercise physiology and her work encouraging leaders in the field to provide quality programs and accurate information about fitness.She has been an associate professor since 1982 at the U., where she has served as director of the Human Performance Research Laboratory and initiated the PEAK (Performance Enhancement through Applied Knowledge) Academy. She also has served as a sports scienceconsultant to the U.S. Wrestling Association and the U.S. Gymnastics Foundation.
* Dr. William D. Odell, professor and chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, has been awarded a mastership the highest level of recognition of the American College of Physicians. It was one of 10 awarded in the United States and Canada for 1988.
Odell, chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, was cited as "a resourceful, effective academic leader with a balanced perspective of medical science, clinical care and teaching."
* Ophthalmologist A. Thomas Williams is the new president of Primary Children's 42-member medical/dental staff. Serving with him are Dr. Charles E. Norlin, president-elect, and Dr. Kevin L. Havlik, secretary-treasurer.
Williams, who succeeds Dr. Elbert M. Dansie, as staff president, joined Primary Children's medical staff in 1977. In private practice at the Rocky Mountain Eye Center, Williams is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship and ophthalmology residency. He served a fellowship at the Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Science in San Francisco.
Primary Children's medical staff is comprised of community and university physicians with privileges to admit and treat children at the hospital. More than 50 children's specialists are based at the hospital itself.