HONORS & Other Things

Bower Prize: Dr. Brinster

On the heels of his March of Dimes prize in developmental biology, Dr. Ralph Brinster has won the $250,000 Bower Award and Prize in Science of The Franklin Institute. The Vet School's Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology is the first Penn scientist to win the Bower prize since it was established in 1990. (See Compass story).

On Michigan's Short List

Provost Stanley Chodorow's is one of four names on the University of Michigan's "short list" for a president to succeed James Duderstadt, who left the post in June. Also on the list are Dr. Lee Bollinger, provost of Dartmouth College; Dr. Carol Christ, vice chancellor and provost of the University of California at Berkeley; and Dr. Larry Faulkner, provost and vice-chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

President of AGS

Dr. Janice Madden, vice provost for graduate education, was elected president of the Association of Graduate Schools, the organization of chief officers for doctoral education at each of the 60 research universities in the AAU (American Association of Universities). She will serve for the 1996-97 academic year as head of the 48-year-old association, which met last year at Penn (see proceedings, Almanac October 31, 1995).

Award for Human Relations

The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission will present its Professional Human Relations Award to Elena DiLapi and Gloria Gay, director and associate director of the Penn Women's Center, citing them for for victim support work and for promoting racial harmony and social justice in Philadelphia and beyond. The presentation will be October 25 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Culpeper Award: Dr. Chodosh

Dr. Lewis A. Chodosh, assistant professor of molecular and cellular engineering and medicine, has received one of the nation's three Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Scholarships in Medical Science for 1996. The $100,000 award will support his continued study of the role played by BRCA1, the cancer-susceptibility gene associated with both breast and ovarian cancer. Earlier Dr. Chodosh won Yale's Emerson Tuttle Cup for Distinguished Academic Achievement (1981), Harvard's Leon Reznick Memorial Prize for Excellence in Research (1989); and the Merck Research Laboratories MD/PhD Fellowship.


Volume 43 Number 9
October 22, 1996

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