The award recognizes faculty who advance the frontiers of science or otherwise make a significant contribution to the health of people or the academic health center through education, research or public service.
Written by Jeff Hansen
Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Written by Bob Shepard
Phillip D. Smith, M.D., has been awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation to study the bacteria in children’s stomachs that potentially protects them from stomach cancer.
Created in 1996, the Argus Awards give medical students the chance to honor their mentors, professors, courses and course directors for outstanding service to medical education.
First year medical students learned about health disparities and cultural competency at Diversity Boot Camp last week.