2009 News Archive

October 7, 2009

Elaine Fuchs ('81 Scholar) awarded National Medal of Science.

Elaine Fuchs, along with eight other laureates, will be honored during a White House ceremony with President Obama on October 7. She is being honored "for her pioneering use of cell biology and molecular genetics in mice to understand the basis of inherited diseases in humans and her outstanding contributions to our understanding of the biology of skin and its disorders, including her notable investigations of adult skin stem cells, cancers and genetic syndromes."

April 3, 2009

Searle Scholars Program Mourns Passing of Cedric Chernick , Director, 1980-1995.

Cedric Chernick, Director of the Searle Scholars Program from its founding in 1980 until 1995, passed away on Thursday, April 2. He played a pivotal role in the conception and organization of the Program, and he was greatly appreciated and admired by Scholars, Advisors, staff and the Searle family for his wisdom, impeccable judgment, great energy, and charming, gentle wit. Following his retirement, Cedric remained a source of sound advice and enthusiastic support. Services will be held on Sunday, April 5th at 2:00 pm at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago. Interment will be in Oak Woods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to should be directed to: Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615 or to: Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

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