People and Places On The Move At the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center (AHSC)

George Humphrey
June 21, 2001

Arizona Health Sciences Library's New Director Begins Duties

Gary Freiburger has begun duties as the new director of the Arizona Health Sciences Library. He succeeds Rachael Anderson, who retired in January after serving as director since January 1991; Jeannette McCray served as acting director following Anderson's retirement.

Freiburger previously was director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. In that position, he was responsible for all library operations and personnel and worked on health information technology issues and information-related strategic planning. From 1992-97 he was deputy library director of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Maryland.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and received his master's degree in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Arizona's most extensive source of health sciences information, the AHS Library provides support to Arizona's health care professionals and the public through information services, collections, electronic networks, computing and outreach services.

Dr. Patton to Attend Meeting of Nobel Laureates

Dennis Patton, MD, UA professor emeritus of radiology and optical sciences, has been invited to serve as a guest observer at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 26-29. This year, the Nobel Laureates in Physics will attend the meeting, sponsored by Countess Sonja Bernadotte of the Swedish royal family.

One of the Nobel Laureates who will speak at the conference, Willis Lamb (Nobel Prize 1955) is a former UA faculty member who still lives in Tucson. Dr. Patton also attended the 1999 meeting for laureates in medicine and physiology.

UA Faculty Members Participate in Rockefeller University Centennial

Two faculty members from the University of Arizona were invited to participate in the recent Alumni Centennial Symposium and Reunion for The Rockefeller University, New York. John J. Marchalonis, head of the UA Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and John G. Hildebrand, Regents Professor and director of the Division of Neurobiology, Arizona Research Laboratories, took part in the centennial event.

Marchalonis participated in a symposium on immunology and infectious diseases, while Dr. Hildebrand participated in a symposium on neuroscience. Both men are alumni of The Rockefeller University.




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