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December 25, 1948

Medical News

JAMA. 1948;138(17):1246-1249. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900170040015

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Dr. Ruck to Head Department of Biophysics.—  The University of Colorado announces the establishment of a department of biophysics at the University Medical Center in Denver. A graduate program leading to a Ph.D. degree in biophysics will be offered. Courses of instruction include training in the use of radioactive isotopes in biology, the interactions of ionizing radiations with living systems, study of the behavior of biologically important macromolecules and biostatistics. The department will also take part in the Atomic Energy Commission's program for postdoctoral training in biophysics. A research program centering about cellular growth processes and study of the radiation chemistry of artificially induced mutations is now being set up. Theodore Puck, Ph.D., formerly of the departments of medicine and biochemistry of the University of Chicago, has been named head of the department.


Personal.—  Dr. Hilda H. Kroeger, director of Maternal and Child Health in the state department