Portland, Ore.OHSU VOLLUM INSTITUTE INVESTIGATOR NAMED FELLOW TO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL
Gary Westbrook, M.D., senior scientist in the OHSU Vollum Institute, and professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine,has been awarded the distinction of fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAC), a rank reserved for those individuals whose efforts toward advancing science or fostering applications are scientifically or socially distinguished. AAAS publishes the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science and administers the online science and technology news service, EurekAlert!
Westbrook also has been named editor-in-chief of the Society for Neuroscience's The Journal of Neuroscience. He has served on the journal's editorial board for the past seven years, most recently as senior editor for cellular and molecular neuroscience. He will assume this new position Jan. 1, 2003.
OHSU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROFESSOR AWARDED NEW SCHOLAR IN AGING AWARD
Jacob Raber, Ph.D., assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine, has been awarded the New Scholar Award in Aging from the Ellison Medical Foundation. Raber's research focuses on the effects of genetic and environmental factors on brain function in mice models of human neurological diseases.
The Ellison Medical Foundation supports research into basic biomedical research on the aging process, and age-related diseases and disabilities. It also supports basic research into molecular and cellular mechanisms of parasitic and infectious diseases.
PROFESSOR OF NURSING RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER AWARD
Virginia Tilden, D.N.Sc., R.N., F.A.A.N., associate dean for research in the OHSU School of Nursing, has received a Pathfinder Distinguished Researcher Award from Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research. This award recognizes excellence in science and education, and outstanding contributions to the development of theory and the scientific foundation of nursing practice. Tilden was honored for her critical research findings in mental health, bioethics and end-of-life care.
The Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research promotes public awareness of the role of nursing research in advancing health care practices in the United States and helps make nursing research a high priority on Capitol Hill.