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P&S Journal: Fall 1997, Vol.17, No.3
P & S News
Commencement 1997

P&S alumnus Harold E. Varmus, director of the National Institutes of Health, gave the address in May when 141 students received medical degrees and 45 received Ph.D. degrees at a ceremony in the CPMC Garden. Dr. Varmus, a 1966 graduate of P&S, is the first Nobel Laureate to lead NIH. He and a colleague at the University of California at San Francisco shared the 1989 Nobel prize for demonstrating that oncogenes can arise from normal cellular genes.
Awards presented at the ceremony:
Dr. Jay Lefkowitch Dr. Jay Lefkowitch, Distinguished Teacher
P&S Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Dr. Robert E. Carroll, professor emeritus of clinical orthopedic surgery, and Dr. Georgiana Jagiello, the Damon Professor Emerita of Obstetrics and Gynecology and professor emerita of genetics and development.

Charles W. Bohmfalk Awards were presented to Dr. Charles Stuart Hamish Young, professor of microbiology (pre-clinical years), and Dr. John Lindenbaum, professor of medicine (clinical years).

Dr. Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award in basic sciences was given to Dr. Richard S. Mann, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. Dr. Yuan Chang, assistant professor of pathology, received the Doctor Harold and Golden Lamport Research Award in Clinical Sciences.

Dr. Harold Varmus Dr. Harold Varmus
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award was presented to Dr. Edgar M. Housepian, professor emeritus of clinical neurological surgery.

The Class of 1997 Distinguished Teacher Award was given to Dr. Jay Lefkowitch, professor of clinical pathology.

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