Durryle Brooks, a research associate in the Department of Epidemiology, has been appointed by Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to serve as a school board commissioner. The board works to ensure the academic excellence of all city school students and has authority over all city school functions, including the adoption of rules and regulations, the prescribing of policies, and the development of procedures for management and operations.
Darrell Gaskin, a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which is considered the U.S. government's highest honor for scientists in the beginning stages of their independent research careers. He was nominated by the National Institutes of Health.
Noel Rose, professor emeritus in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, was honored with a 2019 Golden Goose Award at a ceremony held Sept. 10 at the Library of Congress. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the award recognizes scientists whose fundamental research returned unexpected benefits to society. Rose was recognized for his pioneering work on autoimmune disease.
Alfred Sommer, dean emeritus and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, has been named a Hero of Progress in the Cato Institute's Human Progress project. The series of articles recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions to the well-being of humanity. Sommer's discovery of vitamin A's role in childhood illness and death and a treatment strategy for vitamin A deficiency have saved from blindness more than 12 million children and tens of millions of people.
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