Notables

Week of May 9, 2011

Ron Cytron, PhD, professor and associate chair of computer science and engineering, was named an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellow. The ACM fellowship recognizes the contributions of leaders in the computing field. …

Anthony Fehr, a doctoral student in the Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program, received the $250 David M. Kipnis Award in Biomedical Sciences. …

Six doctoral students in the Medical Scientist Training Program will receive $1,000 2010-11 Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Medical Science Fellowships: Ashley Galant and Abigail Vander Heyden, doctoral students; Aaron Norris and Stephen Warner, MD/PhD students; and Olena Ivashyna, PhD, and Colin Wu, PhD, recent doctoral graduates. …

Kristin Powell, graduate student, Tiffany Knight, PhD, associate professor, and Jonathan Chase, PhD, professor and director of Tyson Research Center, all in the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences, have received a two-year, $13,913 Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for research titled “The Effects of Invasive Species on Biodiversity Across Spatial Scales.” …

Jee Hoon Roh, MD, PhD, a fellow in the Department of Neurology, has received a two-year American Academy of Neurology Foundation Clinical Research Training Fellowship for research titled “New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Target in Alzheimer’s Disease: the Sleep-Wake Cycle.”

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