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Philippe Novales-Li, clinical project manager for the Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, was recently appointed as president of the Oxford Society chapter in Southern California. The Oxford Society, founded in England in the late 19th century, seeks to bring together academics and students who have had ties with the University of Oxford.

The UPS Foundation conferred its annual Distinguished Services Award to Susan Evans, a research scientist in the School of Medicine, and Peter Clarke, a professor of communication and preventive medicine. The awards were presented April 17-20 at the Foodchain Conference in Minneapolis.

Ines L. Santiago, a master’s student in the School of Social Work, has received the 1996/97 $1,000 scholarship from Women in Management. The scholarship recognizes and encourages women graduate students over 35 years old who demonstrate strong leadership ability or potential, and assists them in completing their academic goals.

Ruth Weisberg, dean of the School of Fine Arts, was honored at the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau’s May 14 board meeting at the Century Plaza Hotel. Weisberg was instrumental in convincing the College Art Association to hold its 1998 meeting in Los Angeles. “Her efforts will produce over $6 million for Los Angeles [in revenues],” said Robert Barrett, director of Cultural Tourism for LACVB.

Also, on June 15, an exhibition opens in the Palazzo Ducale in Gubbio, Italy, where Weisberg’s 30-foot drawing, titled Mysteries will be part of a major Italian/California exchange exhibition.

The neurology departments at USC and Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute are seeking volunteers for a study that may lead to a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Volunteers must be women who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate symptoms of the disease. For information, call 342-6275.

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