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CIHR projects approved
Research projects at Memorial University did well in the latest round
of funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). Four
out of 14 projects were approved, a 29 per cent success rate for a total
value of $1,725,519.
Drs. Laura Gillespie and Gary Paterno of the Terry Fox Research Laboratory,
Faculty of Medicine, will receive $117,516 in operating funds for three
years, plus a $13,890 equipment grant. Their project is a functional analysis
of ERI: A novel tumour-associated transcription factor.
Drs. Robert Gendron and Hélène Paradis, Medicine, were approved
for an annual operating grant of $99,451 for three years plus a $40,255
equipment grants. They are studying the novel protein tubedown-1 in blood
vessel health and disease.
Drs. James Friel, Biochemistry and Khalid Aziz, Medicine, will receive
$85,984 annually for three years plus a $6,605 equipment grant. Their
project is iron supplementation of full-term breast-fed infants.
Dr. Christopher Kovacs, Medicine, was approved for CIHR funding of $136,491
annually for five years plus a $73,460 equipment grant for a small animal
bone densitometer. He is studying the regulation of murine fetal-placental
Whitney delivers SPE lecture
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) hosted a lecture titled The Future
of Computing in Exploration, Development and Production or Why Nintendo
may be the Preferred Platform for Asset Optimization, on Wednesday, Feb.
6. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Earl M. Whitney, project leader
for oil and gas programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
Dr. Whitney spoke about his development of computer codes that mimic complex
coupled physical processes in the upstream petroleum industry. Citing
advances in computational hardware and software, he offered an optimistic
view of the future of esoteric computing.
Deadline for Grenfell teaching awards
The purpose of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Teaching Award is to recognize
and encourage excellence in teaching and/or teaching innovation and/or
teaching leadership. This award is offered on an annual basis and is meant
to acknowledge excellence primarily attained over (but not restricted
to) the calendar year prior to the awarding of this distinction. The award
is open to both academic faculty and laboratory instructors.
Normally, a recipient is not eligible for consecutive awards. The committee
will be accepting nominations up to Feb 15, 2002. This will then leave
three weeks for nominees to get their supporting dossier to the committee.
Full details of the award are available from Michael Newton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder about campus tours
The Office of Student Recruitment and Promotion handles the universitys
tours program, a free service for prospective students, school and youth
groups, and other visitors to the St. Johns campus. Staffed entirely
by undergraduate students, the program offers general campus tours or
more personalized tours, according to the desires of the groups/individuals
involved. It is recommended booking be made two weeks in advance, if at
all possible, particularly if special requests are being made. Note that
tours are not available during university examination periods.
The tours telephone line is 737-2697, or e-mail email@example.com
Stokes named Bayer nominee
Memorial basketball player Erika Stokes is a nominee for the prestigious
James Bayer Scholarship Award. Atlantic University Sport made the announcement
The James Bayer Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an Atlantic
University Sport athlete that best demonstrates excellence in academics,
athletics and exhibits strong leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship
Ms. Stokes is a fourth-year kinesiology student.
The winner of this years James Bayer Memorial Scholarship will be
announced at the scholarship dinner to be held at the Westin Nova Scotian
on Feb. 7.
Submissions are invited from full-time or part-time Memorial students
for the 2001-2002 Gregory J. Power poetry awards. The awards are to be
given for original, unpublished poetry. Winners will be chosen by a panel
of judges appointed by the Pratt committee of the Department of English.
Students submitting a poem for the competition must supply, on a separate
sheet, their home addresses and student numbers, telephone numbers and
email addresses, together with signed declarations that the work submitted
is their own and has not previously appeared in print. Poems will not
be returned. Announcement of winners and presentations of prizes
ranging from $200 for third place to $400 for first will take place
at an awards ceremony in April.
Send entries, along with required information, to The Secretary, Department
of English Language and Literature, Memorial University, St. Johns,