Published: Oct 20, 2012 07:00 PM
Modified: Oct 23, 2012 07:50 PM
• The InterNeighborhood Council of Durham has announced the winners of the 2012 Neighborhood Hero Awards. Winners are: Judy Holt, Rougemont; Julia Borbely-Brown
, Barker French
, and Cavett French
, all of Trinity Park; Melissa Newsome
, Milan Woods; Charles Cain
and Priscilla Fosnaught
, Falconbridge; Rachel Royster
, Catsburg; Norris Cotton
, Forest Hills; Joseph Clarke
, Jamie Shorey
, Andrew Ovenden
and Paula Scatoloni
, all of Green Mill; Helen Compton , John Schelp
and Heather Solari
, all of Old West Durham; William Yates
, Cook Road; Roland Terry
, South Lowell Road; Karen Stark
, Watts-Hillandale; Scott Carter
, Woodcroft; David White
, Woodlake; DeDreana
and Antoine Freeman
, both of Golden Belt; Barbara Lofton
, Fisher Heights; Donald Clary
, Northgate Park; and Bill Anderson
, Duke Park. Gary Kueber
will be presented with a Good Neighbor award.
• Thomas D. Petes
has been named the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal for lifetime achievement in the field of genetics from the Genetics Society of America.
Petes, the Minnie Geller Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University School of Medicine, specializes in the study of yeast as a model for understanding genomic instability and chromosomal abnormalities commonly found in cancer cells.
Petes received his doctorate in genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then went on to postdoctoral fellowships at the National Institute for Medical Research in London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
The Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal is awarded for lifetime contributions to the science of genetics.