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Dr. Richard M. Krause

Dr. Richard M. Krause, senior scientific advisor, Fogarty International Center, and former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been inducted into the 1997 Hall of Excellence for the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. The award honors outstanding alumni of Ohio private colleges who, "through exemplary achievements and contributions to our society, nation and world, embody and personify the ideals and values of the liberal arts tradition." Krause was born and educated in Ohio, first in the public schools, then as an undergraduate at Marietta College, and finally, at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland where he received his medical degree. In accepting this award, he joins a distinguished and diverse group that includes Sen. John Glenn of Ohio; F. Sherwood Rowland, Nobel laureate in chemistry; and actor Hal Holbrook, best known for his portrayal of Mark Twain.

Drs. John W. Daly and Ralph M. Garruto

Dr. John W. Daly (l), chief of NIDDK's Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, and Dr. Ralph M. Garruto (r), a research biologist in NINDS's Laboratory of Central Nervous System Studies, were among the 60 new members and 15 foreign associates recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Established in 1863, the academy is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. Election to membership is considered one of the highest honors accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. The total number of current active members is now 1,773.

Dr. Sholom Wacholder

NCI's Dr. Sholom Wacholder has been chosen to receive the 1997 Roche Epidemiology Prize for the paper, "The case-control study as data missing by design: estimating risk differences." The annual award, funded by a grant to the journal Epidemiology from Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., honors the first author of a paper published by the journal that is judged outstanding in importance, originality, clarity of thought, and excellence in writing. Wacholder is a mathematical statistician in the Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.

Dr. Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr.

NCI's Dr. Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, received the 1997 James D. Bruce Memorial Award for distinguished contributions in preventive medicine at the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia. The award recognizes Fraumeni as one of the world's foremost scientists in the field of cancer epidemiology. Special mention was given to his integration of clinical, experimental, and population-based approaches that have enabled a better understanding of the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer.

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