Thomas Ferkol, MD,
the Alexis Hartmann, MD, Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine, has been installed as president-elect of the American Thoracic Society. Ferkol, whose research focuses on lung diseases, will assume the office of president in May.
William Powderly, MD,
the J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine, has been named director of Washington University's Institute for Public Health. Powderly, a highly regarded specialist in infectious diseases, focuses much of his research on treatments for HIV.
a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, has received a David L. Boren Scholarship. The scholarship, which is funded by the National Security Education Program, provides funding for American undergraduates to study abroad in parts of the world critical to U.S. interests. Sorokina plans to spend eight months in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan.