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Stanford Report, November 5, 2003

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Steven J. Bates, MD, senior resident in plastic surgery, received a 2003 Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Research Award at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons held Oct. 25-29 in San Diego. Bates was honored for his project titled "In Vivo Modulation of Flexor Tendon Wound Healing with Decorin and Mannose-6-Phosphate." His research focuses on improvement of results after clinical flexor tendon repair in the hand using antagonists to TGF-Beta. Bates works in the lab of James Chang, MD, associate professor of surgery (plastic surgery).

Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor of radiology, was selected to present the 2003 Holst Memorial Lecture Nov. 20 at a symposium on molecular imaging, organized by Philips Research, Philips Medical Systems and Technical University at Eindhoven in the Netherlands. In addition, Gambhir, director of the molecular imaging program at Stanford and chief of the division of nuclear medicine, will receive a medal designed by Dutch sculptor Jos Reniers for this year’s 25th anniversary of the Holst lecture. The annual award recognizes Gambhir’s many outstanding contributions including innovative uses of imaging approaches to gene therapy. Gilles Holst, the award’s namesake, was the first director of Philips Research Laboratories and one of the founders of the Dutch university.