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Winter 1999 Vol.23 No.1
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Dr. Mel Balk (’69) has been named executive director of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Dr. Andrew M. Dahlem (Ph.D. ’89) has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Toxicology and Drug Disposition for Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana. In his new role, Dr. Dahlem has global scientific and administrative responsibility for more than 400 scientists at Lilly who do toxicology research and elucidate the patterns of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of new drug candidates in laboratory animals and man. Dr. Dahlem is also responsible for leadership and integration of the scientific disciplines of toxicology, pathology, laboratory animal medicine, and drug disposition and for optimization of the drug discovery/drug development interface at Eli Lilly and Company.

Picture of Class of 93
The class of ’93 held a reunion on campus on the weekend of October 30. Activities included a tour led by Dr. Erwin Small, a visit to Papa Del’s and other campus haunts, and Sunday brunch. Front: Drs. Al Mueller, Shauna Baker, Joanne Carlson, Jen Hooper, Samantha Musa, Joe Frost, and Erwin Small; rear: Drs. Steve Baker and Andy Hooper.

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In Memoriam

Dr. Bernard Campbell, of Astoria, Illinois, died on September 26. He practiced veterinary medicine in Astoria from 1952 to 1987 and had served as president of the Central Illinois Veterinary Medical Association. He was also a veteran of World War II and served on the Astoria school board for 12 years.

Dr. Kenneth Campbell, a member of the first graduating class of the College in 1952, died in Evansville, Wisconsin, on November 27. After graduation he practiced in the Evansville and Orfordville area until he became a federal meat inspector at the Madison Oscar Mayer plant, where he worked for more than 20 years.

Dr. John Clayton (‘55) died on December 12 in Polo, Illinois. He was the co-owner of Polo Animal Hospital for 40 years and was very active in his community. In 1998 he received the Polo Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.

Dr. Robert Metcalf, who held an academic appointment in veterinary biosciences and five other University of Illinois departments and who was a pioneer and world-renowned researcher in environmental toxicology, died on November 11 in Urbana, Illinois. He is most noted for developing a laboratory model for simulating processes in nature in order to compare quantitatively the environmental effects of the insecticide DDT and related compounds. He later discovered biodegradable substitutes for DDT.

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