July 23, 1999

News briefs

Microbiology honors

Dr. James E. Crowe Jr., assistant professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology, received the 1999 Dade MicroScan Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology. The Dade Award recognizes research excellence and furthers the educational and research objectives of an outstanding young clinical scientist. Crowe was honored for his work on viral vaccine development and evaluation of neonatal immune responses to experimental vaccines.

DuBois elected to advisory board

Dr. Raymond N. DuBois Jr., professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and director of the division of Gastroenterology, was elected to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology.

The Keystone Symposia are intensive scientific meetings focused on specific topics. Last year, over 9300 scientists attended at least one of the Keystone meetings. The Scientific Advisory Board is central to the Keystone Symposia, reviewing all meeting proposals and deciding which symposia will occur. DuBois will serve on the Board for a three year term, 2000-2003.

Diabetes Research Funds Available

The Diabetes Research and Training Center has funds available to support pilot projects in biomedical, epidemiological or behavioral research in the area of diabetes beginning December 1.

The funds are intended for young investigators from other disciplines willing to bring their research expertise to diabetes or for investigators currently in the diabetes field whose proposed research constitutes a new direction.

Application deadline is Oct. 1. Application forms can be obtained from Deborah Brown, 707 Light Hall. Any questions concerning eligibility should be directed to Dr. Roland Stein at 322-7026.