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September 08, 2006

Dr. Moshe Yair Levy has been named an instructor in oncology in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's division of hematologic malignancies.

Levy earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1993, and earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison.

Dr. Antonio Jimeno has been named an instructor of oncology in the center's gastrointestinal cancer program. He earned his medical degree from the University of Valladolid in Spain and his doctorate in oncology from the University of Madrid.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing has added four members to its board of visitors: Scott J. Corbett, senior vice president of Sodexho Healthcare Services; Victoria McAndrews, co-founder, senior vice president and chief financial officer for CMD Outsourcing Solutions; Beth Peters, vice president for development at the Baltimore-Washington Medical Center; and Deborah Tillett, president of BreakAway Ltd.

"Their expertise is crucial for assuring that our education, research and clinical practice programs maintain leadership positions in higher education and remain responsive to the ever-changing needs in the health care arena," said Janet D. Allan, dean of the School of Nursing.

Awards

Rachel M. Brewster, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has received the nation's top honor for promising young scientists, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

The PECASE provides up to five years of financial support to scientists for research and community outreach. UMBC officials said Brewster will use her PECASE funding to involve high school, undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds in her lab's research.

Brewster specializes in genetic analysis of zebrafish embryos as part of research into the causes of birth defects in the brain and central nervous system.

Daphne Soares, a neuroethologist and researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park was awarded a fellowship to conduct research at the Marine Biological Laboratory, an environmental research center on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

One of eight young scientists to receive the award, she studies common brain codes among animals in species as diverse as the alligator and the Mexican blind cave fish.

In 2002, Soares discovered a major sensory ability in alligators. She determined that the tiny bumps along the jaw lines of alligators are pressure-detecting mounds that give crocodilians the ability to detect the movement of prey in water.

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