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Jefferson's Florencia E. Bullrich, PhD, Named
Florencia E. Bullrich, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow in Microbiology and
Immunology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University,
has been named a 2000 Kimmel Scholar by The Sidney Kimmel Foundation
for Cancer Research.
As winner of this prestigious award, Dr. Bullrich will receive $100,000
a year for two years toward the pursuit of her research program, "Identification
and characterization of a 13q14 tumor suppressor involved in B-CLL."
In its fourth year, The Kimmel Scholar Award names 10 recipients each
year. The $2 million annual grant program supports outstanding young
investigators in all cancer fields whose projects often embody innovative
approaches to basic and translational research.
Janice M. Bogen Addresses 5,000 NAFSA Participants
Janice M. Bogen, Director, International Exchange Services, Thomas
Jefferson University, gave a welcome address to more than 5,000 participants
at the 52nd Annual Conference of NAFSA, the foremost national association
of international educators. Ms. Bogen chaired the organizing committee
for the conference. As chair of the conference planning committee,
Ms. Bogen also was a member of the Board of Directors of NAFSA.
The conference theme was "Developing a Creative Climate for International
Education." It also focused on the future, raising the question of
"Where is international education in the United States and around
the world headed?"
NAFSA is the premier organization in the United States, and increasingly
worldwide, for all academic international exchanges. The association's
8,700 members come from all 50 states and 80 countries. Next year's
conference will be held in Philadelphia, with Thomas Jefferson University
expected to play a very visible role.
In Memoriam -- Julius Coon, MD, PhD
The Thomas Jefferson University community notes with sadness the death
on June 19 of Julius Coon, MD, PhD, former Chairman, Department of
Pharmacology, from 1953 to 1976, and Emeritus Professor in the Department
of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Graduate Studies.
He was 90. The family requests that remembrances be sent to The Abiding
Memorial Fund, Grace Presbyterian Church, Jenkintown, PA 19046.