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CGS Graduate Honored by Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center in Seattle
Scott Gradia, PhD, who received his doctoral degree in genetics from
Thomas Jefferson University's College of Graduate Studies last year,
was one of 17 graduate students nationwide to win the Harold M. Weintraub
Graduate Student Award. The award is presented by the Basic Sciences
Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Dr. Gradia was honored for the quality, originality and significance
of his thesis, completed under the guidance of Richard Fishel, PhD,
Director, Molecular Biology and Genetics Program, at Thomas Jefferson
University's Kimmel Cancer Center. Currently, Dr. Gradia is a postdoctoral
research fellow in the department of molecular and cell biology at
the University of California, Berkeley.
Jefferson Professor Chairs International
Proteoglycan Conference, July 9-14
Renato V. Iozzo, MD, Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, Jefferson
Medical College, is chairman of the Gordon Research Conference on
Proteoglycans to be held at Proctor Academy, NH, July 9-14. This conference
is the main international venue for presentations and discussion in
the proteoglycan field. About 150 scientists representing three continents
and 16 countries will attend.
Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD, Named Chair of
Franklin Institute's Award Committee
Leonard M. Rosenfeld, PhD, Assistant Dean, College of Graduate Studies,
and Associate Professor of Physiology, Thomas Jefferson University,
has been named Chairman of the Franklin Institute's Committee on Science
and the Arts. The committee assists the Board of Trustees in selecting
the annual Benjamin Franklin Medal winners in science and technology.
Dr. Rosenfeld will hold the office for two years, along with a seat
on the Institute's Board of Trustees.
Douglas S. Peters Honored by Boy Scouts of
Douglas S. Peters, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jefferson
Health System, received the "Good Scout Award" in recognition
of his work on behalf of the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts
of America. The award is presented annually at a ceremonial dinner
to a person who exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America.
The recipient is chosen for outstanding community service and the
respect of colleagues.
Robert Brent, MD, PhD, Honored By Health
Robert Brent, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics; Radiology;
and Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Jefferson Medical College,
is the recipient of the Robley D. Evans Commemorative Medal for 2000.
Dr. Brent is also Head of Clinical and Environmental Teratology at
the duPont Hospital for Children. The award is presented by the Health
Physics Society in memory and honor of Professor Evans, a past president
of the society who was dedicated to radiation safety as an educator,
scientist, author and humanitarian. The award recognizes Dr. Brent's
outstanding scientific achievement and career in counseling institutions,
colleagues and patients about radiation risks. The medal was presented
to Dr. Brent on June 27, at the annual meeting of the Health Physics
Roger J. Pomerantz, MD, Elected to Medical
Scientist Honor Society
Roger J. Pomerantz, MD, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases,
Jefferson Medical College (JMC), and Director of the Center for Human
Virology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, has been elected to
the Association of American Physicians. Dr. Pomerantz is also Professor
of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Jefferson Medical
Barry B. Goldberg, MD, Awarded Honorary Degree
by University of Bologna
Barry B. Goldberg, MD, Professor of Radiology, Jefferson Medical College,
and Director, Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital, was presented with the "Laurea Ad Honorem" award
in medicine by the University of Bologna in Italy. This honorary doctorate
of medicine and surgery degree was given to him for his scientific
and educational contributions worldwide in the field of ultrasound.