Bryn Mawr S&T

A newsletter on research, teaching, management, policy-making, and leadership in science and technology

Gail Stennies ’81: Training Public Health Leaders to Meet 21st-Century Challenges

By Dorothy Wright In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a list of 10 great public-health achievements of the 20th century in the United States: vaccination, motor-vehicle safety, workplace safety, infectious-disease control, decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking [...]

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Yuh Min Chook ’88: Exploring the Gateway to the Cell Nucleus

Biophysicist Yuh Min Chook ’88 studies the mechanisms of protein transport through the nuclear membrane by transporter proteins, or Karyopherin betas (Kap betas), and their traffic patterns. In 2006, Chook's lab discovered a new signal by which Kap betas identify their cargoes. This year, her lab identified the structure of the export-Kap beta that transports the majority of proteins from the nucleus into the cytoplasm, including proteins that are involved in human diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and cardiac hypertrophy ... Read more»

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Q&A Part Two with Alice Rivlin ’52: Health Care, Technology, and the Economy

In Part Two of our interview with Alice Rivlin '52, the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board talks about health-care reform and the impact of technology on the economy Read more»

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Q&A with Alice M. Rivlin ’52: A World Stage in Economic Policy-Making

Alice M. Rivlin ’52 is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings’ Greater Washington Research Program. Before returning to Brookings, Rivlin served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-1999). She also has had a remarkable career in public service, including her appointment as [...]

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S&T Briefs

News in brief about anthropologist Nina G. Jablonski ’75, NIA Director Marie A. Bernard ’72, and nanotechnology pioneer Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’86 ... Read more»

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Pamela Messer Peters ’79: Filling Gaps in Medical Knowledge Online

Pamela Messer Peters ’79, a director and education-grants specialist for Medscape, is developing an online continuing medical education (CME) program to introduce physicians to new developments in genomic analysis ... Read more&raquo

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Margo Gonzalez Leach ’74 Designs Homes With Great Spirit

As a girl, Margo Gonzalez Leach ’74 arranged piles of autumn leaves into floor plans in her yard and walked through these ephemeral spaces. Today, as principal of M. G. Leach Architects, she is still creating houses in the landscape ... Read more»

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Studying Triggers of the Immune Response

The inclusion of an adjuvant, a substance mixed with the immunogen to boost its efficacy, helps a vaccine to trigger the immune response, though researchers long have struggled to pinpoint why. Stephanie C. Eisenbarth ’96 is working with one of the most common adjuvants to answer the question. Read more »

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Physician Education and Professional Advocacy

Carol Bernstein ’69, who earned a master's degree in education before entering medical school, has dedicated her career to educating the next generation of physicians. She was voted president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association in March 2009. Read more »

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Q&A with Maxine Savitz ’58

After a decades-long, multifaceted career that included management and executive positions overseeing R&D and technology transfer in the public and private sectors, Maxine Savitz ’58 recently was named a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). She spoke with Bryn Mawr S&T about her remarkable career. S&T: After earning a [...]

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