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  • Dan Wells, professor of biology and biochemistry, was recently awarded the Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE) Coalition’s Humanitarian Scientific Achievement Award.  Selected from an outstanding pool of international scientists, Wells is the first recipient of the award and was chosen by the MHE Coalition for having repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to their cause.  Multiple hereditary exostoses is an inherited disorder of bone growth.
  • In honor of the August birthday of Yuri Kuznetsov, noted Russian computational mathematician and University of Houston M.D. Anderson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, an international conference was held in Moscow in September.  Prior to accepting a permanent appointment at UH in 1997, Kuznetsov was one of the leading computational mathematicians in Russia.
  • Rebecca Forrest, a lecturer/visiting professor of physics, was recently named by the American Physical Society (APS) as the winner of the first M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics.  The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics selected Forrest from a field of women applicants seeking to return to research.
  • George E. Fox, professor of biology and biochemistry and professor of chemical engineering, was selected as the 2005 recipient of the Houston Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award.  As the recipient of the award, Fox presented a lecture on his explorations in a local region of RNA sequence space.  His work furthers efforts to develop general design principles for RNA that can be used in emerging biotechnology applications, leading to new therapies for a variety of human ailments.
  • University of Houston geosciences graduate student Olufemi Ebenezer Akanbi was recently awarded the 2005-06 Book Award from the National Association of Black Geologists & Geophysicists (NABGG).  As a top student in a geosciences program, Akanbi was awarded the scholarship to applaud his efforts and support his pursuits.
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