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Alan Shaw Honored with Inesi Prize in Physiology

Alan Shaw receives the Inesi Prize.

February  09, 2010

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently honored Alan Shaw, Class of 2011, with the Inesi Prize in Physiology. Dean Ferrillo presented Shaw with the award on Jan. 28 in recognition for outstanding scores in his physiology course.

Established in 2002 by Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Giuseppe Inesi, the award is generally given to a handful of the top students in the course each year. However, Shaw's performance was so exemplary that he merited sole receipt of this year's award. This is only the second year in the history of the award that there has been only a single recipient. Since its inception, a total of 27 students have received the Inesi Prize.

"Dr. Inesi's generous prize in physiology and his invaluable contributions to our curriculum have enriched my life as a student and have inspired the Dugoni family to excel," said Shaw.

"Alan consistently performed at the top of his class," said Dr. Joel Cohen, professor and course director of physiology at the dental school. "He set a very high standard, which benefited his classmates as well as the entire course. As the academic and intellectual leader of the physiology course, Alan is exactly the kind of student whom Dr. and Mrs. Inesi intended to honor by instituting and funding this award."

A faculty member since 1972, Inesi conducts extensive research on calcium transport and holds the Dr. Earl R. and Tannia Hodges Endowed Chair in Physiology. He is a past professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, UCSF, University of Maryland and Stanford University. Inesi received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Modena, Italy and his Ph.D. from the University of Bologna, Italy. In addition to funding the Inesi Prize, he donates to the Dean's Fund for Excellence.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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