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Department of Environmental Health Sciences student Sanjeeva Wijeyesakere and faculty mentor Rudy Richardson, the Dow Professor of Toxicology and associate professor of neurotoxicology, were honored recently at the national meeting of the Society of Toxicology. In the poster presentation competition, Wijeyesakere received second place among predoctoral students in neurotoxicology for "Modeling the Patatin Domain of Neuropathy Target Esterase."

Elisabeta Karl, an adjunct clinical lecturer in Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics in the School of Dentistry, received the top honor in the American Association of Dental Research/Pfizer Hatton Awards competition, senior division. She is attempting to determine what role, if any, two proteins may play in angiogenesis, the process that helps the body repair itself following injury.

Doctoral Program in Architecture student and graduate student instructor Stephanie Pilat is one of four scholars to receive a fellowship in Modern Italian Studies from the American Academy in Rome. Pilat's submission, entitled "Re-Imagining Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era," won the Donald and Maria Cox Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize. Pilat and the other winners will take up residence at the academy in Rome beginning in September.


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