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The Ann Arbor Women's City Club honored Dr. Valerie Castle, pediatric oncologist and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, March 23 during its first "Women in the Spotlight" honorary dinner. The club created the spotlight honor to recognize the achievements of extraordinary women in the community who are successfully balancing the many demands and opportunities of life in the 21st century.

Aseem Inam, assistant professor of urban planning, is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. The awards recognize graduates who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, innovation, leadership and vision through their contributions to both the practice of architecture and the school.

Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, assistant professor of pathology and urology, is recipient of the 2005 Amgen Outstanding Investigator Award. The annual award in experimental pathology is administered by the American Society for Investigative Pathology.

Chinnaiyan will be the featured speaker at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) meeting April 2-6, 2005, in San Diego.

The American Academy of Neurology has awarded Dr. Jack Parent , assistant professor of neurology, the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award. The award recognizes physicians in the early stages of their careers who have made an independent contribution to epilepsy research.

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