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Research Newsletter-Fall/Winter 2010


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Recognition for LPI Faculty

Scott Leonard

On September 23, 2009, At the recent OSU University Day, two members of LPI were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Scott Leonard of Dr. Maret Traber's lab in LPI was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award, which recognizes "scholarly achievement and a level of innovation and effort that far exceeds expectations" and truly exceptional performance.

Emily Ho

LPI Principal Investigator Dr. Emily Ho was given the Promising Scholar Award, which recognizes "outstanding scholarly activity that represents significant intellectual work validated and communicated through peer review." She will hold the title of "Promising Scholar" for 2011.

Faculty Honors

Maret Traber

LPI's Maret Traber was elected President of the Oxygen Club of California (OCC) for 2010-2012, succeeding Chandan Sen of Ohio State University. LPI and OCC co-sponsor scientific meetings and have enjoyed a long and productive association because of a shared interest in the roles of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in health and disease.

Balz Frei and Denham Harman

LPI Director Balz Frei gave the 2010 Denham Harman, M.D., Ph.D., Lecture in Biomedical Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 9, 2010. Dr. Harman proposed the seminal and highly influential "free radical theory of aging" in 1956, followed in 1972 by the hypothesis that mitochondria in cells may act as a biological clock by producing free radicals that damage organelles and biomolecules, leading to senescence. Dr. Freiís lecture was entitled "Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Aging and Atherosclerosis: Ameliorating Effects of Lipoic Acid."

Kudos for the LPI Web site

"Thank you for making objective, scientifically-rooted nutritional information available on your website. Since the internet is littered with unsubstantiated, bizarre, and sometimes dangerous nutritional claims and advice, a site that offers well-organized, clearly stated empirical information is invaluable. You are without peer in this regard, so I always turn to your site first when I need information. Please keep up the good work!"
ó Dr. Jim Conner, September 2010

The Linus Pauling Science Center under construction

To see the progress on our building, please visit our real-time Web cam. LPSC is scheduled for completion in summer 2011.

Giving to the Linus Pauling Institute
Gifts in support of research efforts can be made at any time. Checks should be payable to OSU Foundation for Linus Pauling Institute. Information on giving is available through the OSU Foundation, 1-800-354-7281, or by contacting the Institute.