November 20, 2000
Volume XXXIII, No. 38

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  • Dr. Joel Baseman, chair of the Department of Microbiology, was elected to the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Collegesí Graduate Research, Education and Training Group. The purpose of the group is to provide a national forum for professional development related to biomedical graduate and postdoctoral education and training at academic medical centers.

  • Dr. Gale S. Haradon, associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, received the Academic Educator of the Year Award from the Texas Occupational Therapy Association during the Mountain Central Therapy Conference, held in September in Corpus Christi. Dr. Haradon also is the newly installed president of the Texas Society of Allied Health Professionals.

  • Dr. Nitin Tandon, resident in neurosurgery and postdoctoral research fellow at the Research Imaging Center (RIC), was recognized for submitting the best paper in the "Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery" category at the Congress of Neurological Surgeonsí 50th annual meeting in San Antonio.

His paper, "TMS-PET as a Measure of Functional Effective Connectivity of the SMA," involves the use of Positron Emission Tomography to measure cerebral cortex blood flow changes induced by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Dr. Tandonís mentor for this project was Dr. Peter Fox, director of the RIC. Collaborators were Dr. Shalini Narayana and Frank Zamarripa, a statistician with the RIC.

  • Dr. Lieve Hoflack, a postdoctoral fellow in microbiology, received the 2000 Barbara H. Bowman Postdoctoral Scholarship. The $1,000 award honors the memory of Dr. Barbara Bowman, longtime professor and chairman of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, who died in 1996.