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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff, and students

Andrew Friedland, professor and chair of the environmental studies program, has been named to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) lead review panel of the Clean Air Science Advisory Committee. As a member of the 20-person panel, he will work to assess current research about how lead moves through the environment in food, soil, and fresh water habitats, and how it impacts humans. The panel will compile a report that will be used when the EPA considers revising the lead air quality criteria. Friedland's expertise focuses on lead levels in forests, including soils, vegetation, and water.

Norman Berman and Leslie Fall, associate professors of pediatrics, received an Innovation in Clinical Medical Student Education Award from the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs, a regional organization of the Association of Medical Colleges, for their work on the Computer-assisted Learning in Pediatrics Project (CLIPP). The program achieved the potential of computer-assisted instruction through collaborative development and implementation of Web-based virtual patient cases that comprehensively teach the pediatric clerkship curriculum. CLIPP has been widely accepted at more than 80 institutions, with use by more than 10,000 medical students this year.

John Flanagan, a biochemistry postdoctoral fellow, and Neil Ganem, a biochemistry graduate student, were recipients of the 2005 E. Lucile Smith Award for Excellence in Biochemistry in March. The award recognizes members of the biochemistry department for their outstanding departmental community service and scientific achievements. Flanagan, a member of Associate Professor of Biochemistry Charles Barlowe's laboratory, was honored for organizing the postdoctoral seminar series for the molecular and cellular biology (MCB) departments and for his contributions to understanding the mechanisms of membrane fusion in the early secretory pathway of yeast cells. Neil Ganem, a student in Duane Compton's laboratory, was recognized for his work on the MCB Graduate Program committee and minority recruiting initiative as well as his contributions to understanding the mechanisms of chromosome segregation during cell division.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08