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December 4, 1997


John S. Lazo, professor and chairperson of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, and Clayton Wiley, division chief of neuropathology and research chair of the Pathology Education and Research Foundation, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Founded in 1848, the AAAS is one of the oldest scientific societies in the United States and is dedicated to the advancement of science and technology.

Each year, more than 250 individuals are elected to the society for their efforts to advance the frontiers of science and technology.

Lazo was honored for his outstanding research in the field of cancer pharmacology. He is the author of more than 150 articles and currently is the co-director of the experimental therapeutics program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Wiley was honored for his pioneering work using molecular techniques to better understand how viruses, particularly HIV, affect the nervous system. As the director for the Neuropathology Core of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, he also is studying mechanisms of deterioration of brain functioning in Alzheimer's patients.


Theodore Windt, professor and Department of Communication chairperson, was honored for his landmark article on cynicism at the 83rd annual meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA), formerly the Speech Communication Association.

This honor, a "Spotlight on Scholarship" program called "Cynics and the Diatribe: 25 Years Later," celebrates the 25th anniversary of Windt's article, "The Diatribe: Last Resort for Protest," in the Quarterly Journal of Speech.

In addition, Windt will chair a program, "Dialogue or Diatribe?: Citizen and Official Discourse in Western Deliberative Bodies." The program is a follow-up to Windt's keynote address two years ago to the Applied Communication Interest Group on the future of research in political communication.

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