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Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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Dean Gregory Crawford and his wife Renate are riding for the lives of children with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, an extremely rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.  The Crawfords will be riding their bicycles 2,200 miles over 30 days from Tucson, Arizona—home of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation—to Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Scheidt Serves as NIH Committee Member

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Robert Scheidt, the William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Science and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function A Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services beginning July 1, 2010 and continuing through June 2014.

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Ann Weber ’82 wins Scarborough Memorial Award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Ann Weber, who earned a degree in Chemistry from Notre Dame in 1982, has won the Robert M. Scarborough Memorial Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry from the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Weber is vice president for discovery and preclinical sciences and head of discovery chemistry at Merck Research Laboratories. 

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Aprahamian Named Freimann Professor of Physics

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Ani Aprahamian, professor of physics, has been named the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics. 
 
Aprahamian is an internationally esteemed experimental nuclear physicist with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She has presented over 130 invited talks around the world, and has served on a number of committees and panels ranging from providing advice on a number of critical national policies on the future of Nuclear Physics,  infrastructure issues associated with smaller facilities, policies for international collaboration/competition, to issues of broader concern of diversity and mentorship. She has been a program manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority (SDSTA), an advising authority formed in preparation for the NSF’s proposed national Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL).  In addition, Aprahamian has branched out into the field of medical physics, in particular isotopes, and is co-chairing  the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) Isotopes Subcommittee on the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications Program.  She presently serves as the Vice Chair of the 2010 Decadal Review of Nuclear Physics Committee for the National Science Academy. She has recently been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). She is also a foreign member of the science academies in the Republic of Armenia.…

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Paul Helquist receives Notre Dame Faculty Award

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Paul Helquist, professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was honored with the University of Notre Dame 2010 Faculty Award at the annual President's Dinner held May 18. The Faculty Award singles out that faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her colleagues, has contributed outstanding service to the University of Notre Dame, such as through leadership activities, mentoring faculty colleagues, or exemplary dedication to students.

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Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

Author: Provided

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Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, was the recipient of the 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award given by the First Year of Studies at the President’s Awards dinner. Hildreth has built a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research during his 11 years at Notre Dame, having spent most of those years teaching introductory physics to first year students. An internationally recognized researcher, he modernized the teaching of first year physics lectures and laboratories through his constant innovations, his inimitable classroom demonstrations and his generous mentoring of other faculty.…

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