Week of March 14, 2011

Gautam Dantas, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and immunology, has received a one-year, $120,000 grant from the Washington University/Pfizer Biomedical Research Program for research titled “Discovery of Mechanistically Novel Antibiotic Combinations that Inhibit Multi-drug Resistant Gram-negative Pathogens.” …

Stuart Greenbaum, PhD, former dean of Olin Business School and the Bank of America Professor Emeritus of Managerial Leadership, was installed as vice chair of the board at Provident Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, therapy and treatment services, after-school programs and other support during challenging times. Risa Zwerling Wrighton, academic adviser in the College of Arts & Sciences, currently is the secretary of the board. …

Joseph Orkin, graduate student in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has received a one-year, $13,446 grant from the Leakey Foundation for research titled “Landscape Genetics of Gibbons and Leaf Monkeys in China.” …

Tracy Spitznagle, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy and of obstetrics and gynecology, received the Elizabeth Noble Award from the American Physical Therapy Association at its annual meeting in February. It is the highest honor given by the Women’s Health section for service and patient care.

Speaking of

Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration, spoke at the Urban Land Institute’s “60 Minute Mentor Program” Feb. 8 at Steinberg Hall. The Urban Land Institute offers mentorship programs that allow real estate professionals to network with prominent leaders and colleagues in the real estate industry.

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