David Chu, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, recently received the prestigious John A. Montgomery Award at the XXI International Round Table Society Meeting in Poznan, Poland, where this year’s meeting was held on August 24-29, 2014. The John A. Montgomery Award has been given biannually to an outstanding scientist in recognition of scientific contribution in the area of nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids that results in significant advances in chemotherapy.
Natalie E. Scholpa (Toxicology) and Wided Missaoui (PBS), graduate students of Associate Professor Brian Cummings, were awarded Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Awards through the Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute at the University of Georgia.
Catherine White, Associate Professor, has been appointed to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Teaching Innovations Task Force (2014-2015); Dr. White is also a current member of the AACP Task Force on Pharmaceutical Sciences (2013-2015).
Graduate student Parisa Darkhal of Dexi Liu’s lab has won the second place in the poster competition at the South East Symposium on Obesity, entitled Blocking High Fat Diet-induced Obesity, Insulin Resistance and Fatty Liver by Overexpression of Il-13 Gene in Mice, by Parisa Darkhal, Mingming Gao, Yongjie Ma and Dexi Liu.
Arthur Roberts, Assistant Professor, received $341,367 from the National Institutes of Health for study of the structural basis of agonist transport by the multiple drug resistance transporter
Professor James Bruckner participated in an external peer-review meeting of U.S. EPA Health Effects Documents of Perfluorooctanoic acid and Perfluorooctane sulfonate in Washington, DC and reviewed the scientific basis of EPA’s proposed health standards for these two chemicals, which accumulate in the human body.
Assistant Professor Aaron Beedle has received an internal UGA subcontract for $57,758 under the PI David Live and Lance Wells (CCRC) project for study of Structure and Function in Alpha-Dystroglycan Glycosylation Projec for 4 years.