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Michael Dunn, PhD, associate professor, Surgery, received a one-year, $74,730 grant from NIH to study "Autograft Fibroblasts and Neoligament Formation."
Celine Gelinas, PhD, associate professor, Biochemistry, CABM, received a three-year, $433,350 grant from NIH to study"Trans-Acting Function of the V- and C-REL Oncoprotein."
Masayori Inouye, PhD, professor and chair, Biochemistry, received a $50,000 gift from the Foundation of UMDNJ. He is the first recipient to receive the Foundation's 'Award for Outstanding Research Achievement."
N. Ronald Morris, MD, distinguished professor, Pharmacology, received a one-year, $191,504 grant from NIH to study 'Cytoplasmic Dynein Structure and Function."
John Pintar, PhD, professor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, received a one-year, $145,980 grant from NIH to study"Prenatal Differentiation of the Pituitary Gland."
Monica Roth, PhD, associate professor, Biochemistry, received a two-year, $287,132 grant from NIH to study"Murine Retroviral Vectors Targeting Non-dividing Cells."
Stephen Schneider, MD, professor, Medicine, received a one-year, $69,720 grant from Bristol Myers Squibb to study 'Safety and Efficacy of Fixed Combination Metformin Glyburide Products as First Line Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Who Have Inadequate Glycemic Control with Diet and Exercise."
Frank Sonnenberg, MD, associate professor, Medicine, received a three-year, $691,497 grant from the National Library of Medicine for 'Decision Analytic Support for Clinical Guidelines."
Victor Stollar, MD, professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, received a one-year, $171,650 grant from NIH to study "Arbovirus Replications in Mosquito and Vertebrate Cells."
William Wadsworth, PhD, assistant professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, received a one-year, $123,776 grant from NIH to study "Extracellular Matrix and Axonal Guidance in C. Elegans."
Gail Zeevalk, PhD, associate professor, Neurology, received a five-year, $566,000 grant from NIH to study "Energy Metabolism, Dopamine Neurons and Neurotoxicity."
"A Randomized Trial Comparing Symptomatic vs. Hemoglobin-level- driven Red Blood Cell Transfusion Following Hip Fracture," co-authored by Jeffrey Carson, MD, professor and chief, Medicine, et al., was in Transfusion, Vol. 38, 1998.
"Ethical Human Research: Theory and Practice," by David August, MD, associate professor, Surgery, and acting director, surgical oncology, CINJ, was in Cancer Therapeutics, Vol. 1, 1998.
"Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Impulse Control at Two Years," by Margaret Bendersky, PhD, associate professor, Pediatrics, and Michael Lewis, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and director, Institute for the Study of Child Development, was in Cocaine: Effects on the Developing Brain, Vol. 846, 1998.
"The Metabolically-Obese, Normal-Weight Individual: Revisited," co-authored by Stephen Schneider, MD, professor, Medicine, was in Diabetes Journal, continued Vol. 47, 1998. He also co-authored "Bone Turnover and Insulin-like Growth Factor I Levels Increase After Improved Glycemic Control in Non-insulin-dependent Diabetes Mellitus," which was in Calcified Tissue International, Vol. 63, 1998.
Javier Escobar, MD, professor and chair, Psychiatry, wrote the leading commentary in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry on the topic of the Americanization of Mexican immigrants.
"The Dermatomyositis-Specific Autoantigen Mi2 is a Component of a Complex Containing Histone Deacetylase and Nucleosome Remodeling Activities" by Danny Reinberg, PhD, professor, Biochemistry, et al, was published in Cell 95:279-289.
"Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor Modulates Hippocampal Synaptic Transmission by Increasing N-methyl-D-aspartic" by Eric Levine, PhD, instructor, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, and Ira Black, MD, professor and chair, Neuroscience and Cell Biology, was in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Vol 95.
"Adenocarcinoma Arising within a Testicular Metastasis" by Edita Bancila, MD, associate professor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Rocco Ciocca, MD, assistant professor, Kenneth Cummings, MD, professor, and Robert Weiss, assistant professor, all in the Department of Surgery, et al, was in Urology, Vol 51.
"Maternal Asthma and Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn," by Mary Breckenridge, PhD, professor coterminus, Family Medicine, and George Rhoads, MD, professor, Environmental and Community Medicine, was published in Pediatrics, Vol 102.
Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, W.H. Conzen Chair in Clinical Pharmacology, and director, Clinical Research Center, presented "Psoriasis: Immune Solutions to Therapeutic Challenges" at the Immunodermatology Symposium hosted by the Technion in Israel. She also presented"Phase I Trial of Psoriasis with an Anti-CD11a(LFA-1) Monoclonal Antibody" at the International Investigative Dermatology meetings in Cologne, Germany.
Edward Johnson, PhD, professor, Psychiatry, was an invited participant in the Second International Conference on Pathological Gambling and Other Addictions in Barcelona.
John Kostis, MD, John G. Detwiler Professor of Cardiology, professor, Medicine and Pharmacology, chair, Medicine, presented "ACE Inhibitors as First Choice Drug in Hypertension" in Columbia and Peru. He also presented"The Epidemiology of Heart Disease: LVH as a Predictor of Risk" at a university conference in Budapest.
Lisa Michaels, MD, assistant professor, Pediatrics, presented "Gangrene in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease" at the American Society of Pediatric Hematology.
Gregory Borah, MD, professor, Surgery, was named president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, held in Boston, MA.
William N. Hait, MD, professor, Medicine and Pharmacology, and director, CINJ, was chosen New Jersey Medicine Person of the Year for 1998.
Paul Lioy, PhD, deputy director of EOHSI, received the Jerome J. Wesolowski Award from the International Society of Exposure Analysis for his contributions to the environment.
Harold L. Paz, MD, dean, was presented with the Melvyn H. Motolinsky Research Foundation's Distinguished Service Award for 1998.
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