July 13, 2000
Vol. 19 No. 19

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    Brice Bosnich, Professor in Chemistry, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society. Bosnich was honored for his many contributions to inorganic and organometallic chemistry.

    The Royal Society is the United Kingdom’s national academy of science. Founded in 1660, it has 1,300 fellows and foreign members covering all scientific disciplines.

    The American Health Assistance Foundation has awarded its 1999 Ruth Salta Junior Investigator Achievement Award for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to Ka Yee Lee, Assistant Professor in Chemistry.

    Lee is studying beta amyloid, a plaque-forming substance that is responsible for killing brain cells in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

    Salta awardees must have been previous recipients of an AHAF grant and have received their advanced degree within the past 10 years. Award recipients are chosen on the basis of their previous training and accomplishments and on the quality of their current research program.

    The Optical Society of America has named Donald Levy, the Albert Michelson Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, the recipient of its 2000 Ellis Lippincott Award for his innovative and significant contributions to vibrational spectroscopy.

    The society established the award in 1975 along with the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy to honor Lippincottās contributions to vibrational spectroscopy.