Personal stories sought
for video tribute to Mullins
n OXFORD – Members of the University of Mississippi and Oxford communities are invited to share their thoughts and stories about Chucky Mullins on camera for a video compilation to be featured during the 20th Chucky Mullins Courage Award banquet on April 16.
Mullins was paralyzed Oct. 28, 1989, while making a tackle in the Ole Miss Homecoming game against Vanderbilt. After extensive rehabilitation, he returned to school in a wheelchair in January 1991, but died that May as a result of complications from the injury.
The segments will be taped anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Kinard Hall, Room 236 (Wing D), on the Ole Miss campus. No appointment is needed. For information, call (662) 915-3475 or e-mail email@example.com.
Ole Miss researcher
wins national honor
n OXFORD – Ikhlas A. Khan, professor of pharmacognosy and assistant director of the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, has been honored with the 2009 Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award.
Director of the natural products center’s FDA research program, Khan is the first Ole Miss faculty member to receive the award, presented annually by the American Botanical Council.
For more than eight years, Khan has led a team of scientists in testing, analyzing and authenticating botanical materials used in dietary supplements for more than eight years under an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
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