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Week of February 15, 2010



Alan Saltiel, director of the Life Sciences Institute and John Jacob Abel Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology, has received the 2010 Goodman and Gilman Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The biennial award was established to recognize and stimulate outstanding research in pharmacology of biological receptors.


Dr. Massimo (Max) Pietropaolo, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics, Medical School, director of the Immunogenetics Laboratory and a Brehm Investigator, has been appointed chair of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases B Subcommittee of the Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Initial Review Group, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the federal National Institutes of Health. Chairs are selected based on their demonstrated expertise and achievement in their scientific discipline, as evidenced by the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities and honors.



Jeanne Mackey, senior performance support analyst, Information and Technology Services, on environmental activism: “What I love about the Transition Towns approach to a low-energy future is that it draws on our hopes more than our fears.”


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