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Novo Nordisk, a global health care company focusing on diabetes care, has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to create the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium comprised of clinical centers at six major research facilities across the country.

The members of the consortium are Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, the Yale University School of Medicine, Stanford University, the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado, Baylor University and the University of Florida.

The consortium is being created to advance diabetes care and fundamentally change how the disease is treated in children. Its initial aim will be to develop a study utilizing a database registry to assess treatment approaches for children and youth with new-onset type 1 diabetes.

Editor Times Three

The American Educational Research Association has appointed USC Rossier School of Education professor Dominic Brewer as co-editor of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, a journal in education policy, for 2010-12.

Brewer will co-edit the journal with Bruce Fuller at the University of California, Berkeley and Susanna Loeb at Stanford University. The journal’s administrative home will be USC.

Science Whiz

Former USC Viterbi School of Engineering doctoral student Efthymios Kallos, who earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering-electrophysics in 2008, has won the 2009 Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Doctoral Student Award given by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society.

The award, being given for the first time, recognizes significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of particle accelerator science and technology as demonstrated in a student’s doctoral thesis.

Kallos, who will accept the award in May, won for his doctoral work focusing on the use of multiple electron bunches as a tool for the development of next-generation particle accelerators.

He conducted his doctoral work under the supervision of former USC Viterbi School professor Tom Katsouleas, who is now dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, and professor Patric Muggli, who now leads the plasma-accelerator research group.

Kallos is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Queen Mary University of London.

Volunteer of the Year

Roger Rossier (MSEd ’63, Ed.D ’73) was named a recipient of the 2009 Arnold Eddy Cardinal & Gold Volunteer of the Year Award given to an outstanding individual for voluntary contributions to the USC Athletic department.

Rossier serves as president of the Trojan Club of Orange County, which supports athletic scholarships. Under his leadership, $100,000 was raised by the club toward the Galen Center.

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Directory Assistance

USC Civic and Community Relations is updating the USC and the Community Directory. The directory, which described 339 programs in its last edition, will list community outreach programs sponsored by or affiliated with USC that take place in 2008-09.

One of the challenges in compiling the compendium is acquiring information on programs that have not previously been included in the directory. These
can be new programs, programs that were not captured before or one-day or one-time events.

Trojans who know about a program active during the 2008-09 academic year are asked to contact the USC Civic and Community Relations office before March 15 and request a new program form. Contact Katharine A. D�az can be reached at (213) 743-4514 or kdiaz@usc.edu.

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