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Graham Hatfull
Dietrich School Faculty Member Leads Team in Lifesaving Research Effort

A team of researchers from the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, led by Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology and HHMI Professor, is responsible for using phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, to fight an infection in a teenage lung transplant patient. The phages were discovered by undergraduate students in SEA-PHAGES, a program administered under Hatfull that teaches how to discover and analyze the viruses.

Keisha Blain
Dietrich School History Professor Recipient of Best Book Award

Keisha Blain, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History, received the 2019 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The prestigious award, given annually for the “best book in African American women’s and gender history,” was presented to Blain for her recent publication, “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.”

Mari Webel
Dietrich School Historian Bridges Gap in Understanding Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dietrich School faculty member--the University's first-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow--seeks to help change the perceptions of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by engaging directly with researchers in public health and medicine.

Four Dietrich School Students Earn 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Dietrich School undergraduates Julia Driscoll, Teja Peddada, Mariya Savinov, and Swapna Subramanian have been named recipients of 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which support outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Mohammed Bamyeh
Dietrich School Professor Elected President of Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Mohammed Bamyeh, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, has been elected president of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).