Tyler named director of OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing
Brett Tyler has accepted the position of the director of OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB), and also Stewart Chair in Gene Research, tenured professor in the Department of Botany & Plant Pathology, and adjunct faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He will assume responsibilities on Jan. 1, 2012. Dan Arp has been acting as the Interim Director of CGRB. For more information at The Spin on Research: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchupdate/2011/09/16/cgrb-welcome-new-director/
White named Fellow by ACS
The American Chemical Society (ACS) inducted 213 distinguished scientists as ACS Fellows during the Society’s recent national meeting in Denver. Selection is based on outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. James White, who has an emeritus appointment in chemistry at OSU, was among those selected.
Hendricks receives distinguished scholar award
Former Oregon State University administrator Joe Hendricks received the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award at the recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas. The award is named for the late president of the American Sociological Association who served for over two decades as the ranking social scientist at the National Institute on Aging.
Hendricks, dean emeritus of University Honors College, was honored as a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown “exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course.” He previously received similar honors in 2009 from the Gerontological Society of America and in 2004 from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
OSU alum awarded LPI prize for health research
Connie Weaver, an alumna of Oregon State University and one of the world’s leading experts on dietary calcium, its role in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis, has been awarded the Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research. The award is one of the most significant in the field of diet and nutrition, recognizing excellence in research and successful efforts to disseminate new knowledge to the public and the health profession.
The honor is made by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, and Weaver was recognized at the biennial conference on Diet and Optimum Health held at OSU on Sept. 13-16. The award includes a medal and honorarium of $25,000. Weaver, a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nutrition from OSU in the early 1970s, and is the first and only OSU alumnus to receive this award.