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

Posted December 7, 2009
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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 […]

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

Posted November 13, 2009
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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»

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

Posted November 6, 2009

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»

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

Posted October 21, 2009

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 […]

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

Posted August 10, 2009

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

Margo Gonzalez Leach ’74 Designs Homes With Great Spirit

Posted August 3, 2009

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»

Studying Triggers of the Immune Response

Posted July 27, 2009

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 »

Physician Education and Professional Advocacy

Posted July 20, 2009

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 »

Market Research in Converging Spaces

Posted February 26, 2009

Shaving cream and cat food and laundry detergent have remained largely unchanged over the decades, giving the companies that manufacture such everyday household items a pretty fair handle on why consumers buy the brands that they do. But video games? Cell-phone applications? Online entertainment? In the digital sector, where change happens with stunning rapidity and […]

Striking Oil

Posted February 26, 2009
Andrew Quarles

The rise of the modern oil and gas industry has been traced to January 10, 1901, when a 150-foot gusher of greenish-black oil rocketed into the air from a 1,020-foot hole drilled into “Spindletop,” a salt dome in Beaumont, Tex., by a Pennsylvania oil man, John Galey. The well flowed at an initial rate of […]

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