The University Record, July 30, 1997


Raghavan awarded NSF grant

Malini Raghavan, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology, was awarded a National Science Foundation Research Planning Grant for herresearch titled "RPG: Biochemical Studies of Transporters Associated with Antigen Processing." The grant is given to women who have not been principal or co-principal investigators on federal awards to help them develop competitive research programs.

Good Housekeeping recognizes U-M doctors for women

Five U-M physicians were listed among the nation's best doctors for women in the August issue of Good Housekeeping. They were nominated by their peers at other obstetric and gynecologic centers. The physicians and their specialties are:

Gynecologic oncology: Vicki Baker, the George W. Morley Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and George Morley, the Norman F. Miller Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Perinatology: Timothy Johnson, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the department, and Robert Hayashi, the Robert Wilson Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics.

Urogynecology: John Delancey, associate professor of obstetrics andgynecology.

Allen-Meares appointed editor

Paula Allen-Meares, dean of the School of Social Work, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Work Education by the Council on Social Work Education.

Durrance receives ALA award

Joan Durrance, professor of information and library studies, received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award from the Reference and User Services Division of the American Library Association. The award recognizes distinguished contributions to reference librarianship and is a tribute to Durrance's teaching, significant publications, participation in professional associations and other noteworthy activities.

O'Shea appointed to Native American graves protection committee

John O'Shea, director and curator of the Museum of anthropology, has been appointed to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee by the Secretary of the Interior. The committee assists in the resolution of disputes and advises the Secretary on specific actionsfor developing a process for disposition of culturally un-identifiable Native American human remains.

Marletta named investigator by Hughes Medical Institute

Michael Marletta, professor of medicinal chemistry, has been named an investigator by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI investigators conduct biomedical research in cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience and structural biology. Marletta and his colleagues will continue to study the biochemistry of nitric oxide formation and action. In addition, the new funds will enable them to begin several new projects, including an investigation into novel metabolic pathways in the parasite that causesmalaria.

Li receives Hoover Institution fellowship

David Li, assistant professor of economics, received a National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The fellowship gives scholars an opportunity to spend one year at the Hoover Institution to conduct independent research on current or historical public policy issues of the 20th century. Li received the fellowship to work on his study, "A Study of the Dynamics of China's Institutional Change During the Reform Era."