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September 24, 1998
The Record

Speaking of

Mario Castro, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, was one of three applicants chosen to present an abstract at the national meeting of the General Clinical Research Centers in Arlington, Va. Castro's work was titled "The Role of Stat1 in Mediating Inflammation in Asthma."

Of note

Victoria J. Fraser, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, has received a two-year $240,777 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for a project titled "Research and Demo Programs in Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Health Care." ...

Lawrence M. Kotner Jr., M.D., associate professor of radiology, recently was elected a member of the Washington University Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. ...

Keith M. Rich, M.D., associate professor of neurological surgery, of anatomy and neurobiology and of radiology, received a four-year $876,782 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a project titled "BCL-2 Family and P53 Genes Alter Apoptosis in Gliomas." ...

James B. Skeath, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics, has received a one-year $200,000 grant from the Cancer Research Fund for a project titled "Analysis of Sanpodo and Numb Gene Function During Drosophilla CNS Development."

On assignment

Patty Jo Watson, Ph.D., the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, and Richard A. Watson, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, recently were fellows at the Bogliasco Foundation near Genoa in Italy. In addition, a new edition of Patty Jo Watson's "Archaeology of the Mammoth Cave Area" was printed by Cave Books in June. A new edition of Richard Watson's "The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics" recently was reprinted by Hackett Publishing Co., as was his "The Philosopher's Diet: How to Lose Weight and Change the World" from David R. Godine Co.

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