Winter 2002 - Volume 13, No. 1

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WSU Recognized as Founding Member of AAMC


New Curriculum Addresses Aging and Geriatrics


Providing Answers About Viruses and Drug Resistance


Publication Shows Gene Programming is Coming Soon


Antacids May be More Important than Calcium in Osteoporosis Prevention


Congressman Rallies for Graduate Medical Education


Tracking Software Evaluates Students' Clinical Rotations


Prayer and Fellowship Promote Healthy Outcomes


Diabetes Program Participants See Sharp Drop in Risk Factors


Master's Degree Offered in Genetic Counseling


Influenza Vaccine Research Targets Large Capacity Virus


WSU School of Medicine Recognizes Excellence in Medical Student Research


In Memory of Professor Emeritus Maurice Bernstein


School Begins Multi-Million dollar Energy Savings Project


WSU Establishes Metabolic Research Center Dedicated to Diabetes/Obesity Research


Drug Delivery System Uses Liposomes to Treat Ocular Tumors


Dr. Goodman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association of Physical Anthropologists


Medical Students Learn and Practice Professionsl Values


Leukemia Drug Gets Priority Approval


Psychiatry Students Awarded for Research


Lower Cardiovascular Risk is Added Benefit of Exercise


$5 Million Grant Partners WSU and Florida A&M for Environmental Health Research


Graduates Earn PhDs

$5 Million Grant Partners WSU and Florida A&M For Environmental Health Research

A grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has joined researchers at Wayne State University and Florida A&M University. This grant, known as The Advanced Research Cooperation in Environmental Health Sciences (ARCH), will allow both universities to work collaboratively to increase minority scientists' use of contemporary technologies in research on environmental factors that cause illnesses such as breast and prostate cancer.

Dr. Raymond Novak, director of the Institute for Environmental Health Sciences at Wayne State University, and Dr. Renee Reams-Brown of Florida A&M are leading the two teams of scientists on this grant which focuses on environmental agents that alter cell growth and cell death.

"WSU's Institute for Environmental Health Sciences has a multi-faceted mission," commented Dr. Richard Lintvedt, associate vice president for research. "Two important parts of the mission are to conduct state-of-the-art research on the effects of environmental agents on human health and to promote awareness of environmental health issues through various outreach programs. This exciting new ARCH grant will assist the institute greatly in fulfilling its mission," Lintvedt added.

Florida A&M is the lead institution on this grant. "We chose to partner with Wayne State based on the scientific research expertise of its faculty and the techniques and equipment they are using in their laboratories," explained Reams-Brown. She added that WSU's faculty are using innovative methods in DNA technology that FAMU faculty will learn and incorporate into their existing research.

Dr. Novak's role is to be the administrator for both the research and administrative components of this NIEHS ARCH collaboration at WSU. As co-director of the overall ARCH administrative and planning core, he will provide guidance to the PI, Dr. Reams-Brown, and to the external scientific advisory board concerning the overall progress of the research and administrative component.

"Along with the use of contemporary approaches and technologies in biomedical research, this grant exemplifies how, through outreach activities, these technologies can be used in an educational paradigm to expand our collegial interactions and establish additional collaborative interactions with colleagues at Florida A & M," explained Dr. Novak. "As the faculty from Florida A&M visit WSU and work jointly with our laboratories to conduct research, WSU, Florida A & M, the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the EHS Center in Molecular and Cellular Toxicology all achieve greater national recognition. Such partnerships and collaborations offer a unique opportunity for additional shared research interests, resources, and grants as well as the recruitment of graduate students and research associates."

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