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Duncan Moore

Duncan Moore '71 (Mas), '74 (PhD), currently on leave from the University where he is Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor of Optical Engineering, has received the 2000 National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies, which honors "engineers whose leadership and accomplishments have particularly benefited humanity." Moore is now serving as associate director for technology of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Arthur Moss '62 (Res), professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology. The award is the highest in Moss's field and recognizes his contributions to the care of patients with heart disease and for conducting cardiac research that has helped save thousands of lives.

Gene Watson, director of the Salivary Dysfunction Center at the Medical Center and assistant professor in the Eastman Department of Dentistry, has had his research on the effects of drugs on cavities published in a recent issue of Caries Research. In an experiment with clonidine, a medicine for treating high blood pressure in adults and often used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, Watson's dental research team showed that rats receiving clonidine developed 84 percent more cavities on the smooth surfaces of their teeth than rats not on the medicine.

According to the May 1 issue of Analytical Chemistry, a paper written by Professor Emeritus Taft Toribara of the Department of Environmental Medicine, Philip Chen, Jr. '54M (PhD), and Huber Warner is No. 3 on the publication's list of the top 10 most-cited papers that it published from 1945 to 1999. The 1956 paper, "Microdetermination of Phosphorus," has been cited some 7,000 times as determined by the publication's citation indexes.

At the annual meeting of the Rochester section of the American Association for Dental Research, Eduardo Torrado, a resident in the Eastman Department of Dentistry's Division of Prosthodontics, received the Basil G. Bibby Award, which is given for outstanding scientific merit among presentations by nondegree candidates. Liansheng Song, a student in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program of the Eastman Department of Dentistry, received the Michael G. Buonocore Award for outstanding scientific merit among presentations by degree candidates.

The Highlands at Brighton, a 145-bed residential health care facility within Strong Health, has been named Employer of the Year by the Rochester/Monroe County Private Industry Council (PIC). Each year, PIC bestows this award on a community organization that not only provides employment opportunities, but also provides support and encouragement for graduates of PIC-funded training programs.

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