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

Psychiatry Students Awarded For Research

Tiffany Farchione, a fourth-year medical student, and Lance Swick, a second-year graduate student in the cellular and clinical neurosciences doctoral training program, are the winners of the 2001 Dean R. Asselin, MD, Prize in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences from Wayne State University.

Tiffany Farchione

Farchione took a year off from her medical studies to enroll in the Master of Science in Psychiatry Program, which she recently completed. She was awarded the Asselin prize for her masters thesis titled: “Proton Spectroscopic Imaging of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex in Pediatric Major Depressive Disorders.”

This research has been presented at several national meetings and Farchione received the New Investigators Award for her presentation at the 2001 New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit annual meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Lance Swick

Swick was awarded the Asselin Prize for his research paper titled: “The Interaction of GTP Cyclohydrolase I and GTP Cyclohydrolase Feedback Regulatory Protein Can Be Detected Using the Yeast Two-Hybrid System.” This research was presented at the Symposium on the Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folates sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. 

The Dean R. Asselin, MD, Endowed Prize in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences was established to stimulate psychiatry residents, medical students and graduate students, to conduct studies in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and to present their work at scientific meetings and publish in scholarly journals.

The winners will each receive a $2500 cash award.

State of the School

Welcome New Faculty




Continuing Medical Education