October 18, 1992
Different FlagsRecently you printed a story about the effect the budget will have on the University of Maryland System. In your story you mentioned the need to protect the "flagship" campus (College ++ Park) and the need to eliminate some programs.Unfortunately, to different parts of the academic and political communities of Maryland, "flagship campus" means different things. Legislation can designate a single flagship campus. But legislation cannot cause creativity, intellectual diversity, academic achievements and "drive" to instantly develop.
October 18, 2007
Dr. Matt Narrett of Ellicott City has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer of Erickson Retirement Communities, a geriatric health care company based in Baltimore. Dr. Roy Thomas Smoot Jr. has joined Maryland General Hospital as chief medical officer. Smoot is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Carol Greider, professor and director of molecular biology and genetics in the Johns Hopkins Institute of Basic Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the 2007 Horwitz Prize along with two other researchers.
December 21, 2005
CHICAGO -- A drug for use in treating patients with advanced kidney cancer won government approval yesterday. The Food and Drug Administration said the drug, Nexavar, is a significant step forward. The current standard treatment for kidney cancer - immune therapy with interferon or interleukin-2 - has modest benefits and can be extremely toxic. Nexavar, developed at the University of Chicago, has few side effects, and some patients who started taking it more than two years ago are doing well, researchers said yesterday.
September 29, 2006
Marjorie Hoover died unexpectedly at home on September 15. She was born in Washington, D.C. in 1951, graduated from Walt Whitman High School, and held degrees in Veterinary Technology, Medical Technology, and Molecular Biology and Microbiology. Although most recently employed by Franklin Square Hospital as a medical technologist, Marjorie spent most of her life pursuing her true vocations: veterinary science and working with horses. Marjorie attended Horsemasters School, the National Outdoor Leadership School, enjoyed drawing, baking and motorcycles, and was a Subaru aficionado.
July 5, 2011
Susan and Larry Zimmerman, of Highland, announce the engagement of their son, Carl Zimmerman, to Wenqi Pan, daughter of Zhenguo Pan and Hongbao Qiu, of Shanghai, China. The future groom is 2001 graduate of River Hill High School and a 2005 graduate of Johnson and Wales University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition. He is currently employed as a chef at G2B, in Durham, N.C. The bride-to-be is a student at the University of North Carolina and will be graduating in August 2011 with a Ph.D.
June 17, 2013
Ashleigh Symenski Felpel, D.O., graduated May 25 from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. While at WVSOM, Felpel was a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, received a silver award for community service and received an Army HPSP scholarship. Felpel earned a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa., in 2009. She is a 2005 graduate of Fallston High School. Felpel is the daughter of Ronald Symenski and Roxane Henke of Bel Air and is married to Clair Felpel.
September 1, 2011
Marissa Dorsey , of Mount Airy, has been named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. She is studying occupational therapy. Georges Rizk , of Sykesville, participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Rizk, who was one of 24 Summer Scholars this year, will be a freshman at the university this fall. The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers.
May 13, 2010
Philip G. Koga, a molecular biologist and biodefense expert who worked at Edgewood Arsenal, died May 5 of pancreatic cancer at his Churchville home. He was 59. Dr. Koga was born and raised in Fresno, Calif. After graduating in 1968 from McLane High School, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He later earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley. He then spent four years in the microbiology department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a National Institutes of Health fellow.
April 8, 1992
NEW YORK -- In the kind of annual meeting that occurs only among closely knit board members after a satisfactory -- if not great -- year, directors of Life Technologies Inc. ratified new members, reviewed last year's results and gave indications of better times ahead, all in about 20 minutes yesterday.The meeting at New York's opulent Metropolitan Club attracted few observers. Chief Executive J. Stark Thompson noted that Life Tech took a $1.2 million charge to cover a reduction in its work force to 1,300 employees from about 1,350, the first cut since the company was created a decade ago from the merger of two biotechnology concerns.
January 7, 2005
Dr. Maclyn McCarty, 93, a pioneer in genetic research who helped demonstrate that genes are composed of DNA, died Sunday in New York City. With Dr. Oswald Avery and Dr. Colin MacLeod, he conducted experiments in the 1940s on pneumococcus that pinpointed DNA as the carrier of genetic information. The team's work paved the way for studies a decade later by Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick that revealed DNA's double helix structure, and for countless genetic studies since. Dr. McCarty won the $100,000 Wolf Prize in medicine in 1990.