R. Graham Cooks, a professor of chemistry at Purdue University, has been awarded the biennial Dreyfus Prize for advancements in mass spectrometry. Cooks will receive $250,000 and a medal. Cooks created a new way to analyze chemicals in their natural environment, without having to put them in a vacuum tube. The technique allowed for chemical analysis of fingerprints at crime scenes, and was incorporated into the storyline of an episode of the TV show "CSI: Miami" in 2008.
Julie Lappas has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman’s Indianapolis office, helping health care providers comply with federal and state anti-kickback, privacy and licensure laws. Lappas previously worked as a sales representative at Eli Lilly and Co., before earning her law degree at The George Washington University Law School. She also holds a bachelor’s from Indiana University.