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Week of August 13, 2012

Accolades

Dr. Katherine Gallagher, vascular surgeon at the Cardiovascular Center and assistant professor of vascular surgery, Medical School, has received the 2012 Wylie Scholar award from Vascular Cures, a nonprofit investing in research to develop breakthrough treatments for vascular disease. The $150,000 grant was awarded to help fund studies of the role of stem cells and inflammation in diabetic wound healing, to design new treatments.

Dr. Joshua D. Stein, a glaucoma specialist and researcher at Kellogg Eye Center and assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, Medical School, has been awarded the Research to Prevent Blindness Physician-Scientist Award given to nationally recognized physician-scientists. Stein primarily studies patterns of eye care, racial disparities in eye care, the quality of well being of patients with eye diseases, and the clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of ophthalmic interventions.

The American Journal of Gastroenterology (AJG), co-edited by Dr. William D. Chey, professor of internal medicine, Medical School, recently was named one of the top clinical gastroenterology journals by Thomas Reuters. AJG increased its impact factor from 6.88 in 2010 to 7.28 in 2011, a measure of the number of citations a journal receives to articles published in the past two years. It ranks sixth out of 74 such scientific journals.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Marti Towas, administrative assistant senior, Comprehensive Cancer Center, on learning to organize events: “Mostly you learn by doing and you learn how to make it better as you go along.”

EVENTS

“DNA and the Tree of Life” exhibit, through Oct. 19, Museum of Natural History rotunda.

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