Pathology Professor Cantor wins MERIT award from NIH
Harvey Cantor, professor of pathology at the Medical School and chief of the Division of Immunopathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Institutes of Health. The $5 million award, covering an 8-to-10-year period, will support Cantor's research into the development and function of immune system cells which are a critical part of the body's arsenal against infections and tumors.
Senior wins Dorot Fellowship in Israel
Matthew Price '97 has won a Dorot Fellowship in Israel. Each fellow designs his or her own program and participates in an intensive Hebrew language program. To be chosen as a Dorot Fellow, one must demonstrate high academic achievement, commitment to public service, enthusiasm for exploring his or her Jewish heritage, and the motivation and personal skills needed for leadership.
Guralnick wins Kellogg grant to study dental care
Walter C. Guralnick, professor of oral and maxilofacial surgery emeritus at the School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation "to study the delivery of oral health care in this era of changing health care patterns."
To assist with the study, Guralnick has established the Woodshole Group, an assemblage of 17 knowledgeable, professionally diverse people from around the country, who will meet several times a year to work on the study.
During their first meeting, the group identifed three specific fundamental problems of the present dental care system, including procedure-based compensation, the cost of dental care, and practice management. In the United States, for example, solo practice continues to be the mode for 70 percent of dentists despite its high costs and inefficiencies.
Law journal selects new editorial board
The Harvard Journal of Law & Technology has elected a new editorial board for its upcoming volume. The board members are: Chris Manning, JD '98, editor-in-chief; Brian McDaniel, JD '98, executive editor; Molly Shaffer, JD '98, articles editor; Carole Boelitz, JD '99, notes and comments editor; Belinda Juran, JD '98, book notes editor; Peter Wied, JD '98, managing editor; Michelle Sonu, JD '99, technical editor; and Alan Kellman, JD '99, communications editor.
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