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December 7, 2006

Rhodes Scholar

Katie Lee, an honors senior at the U of M majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars for 2007. The scholarships, which are the oldest and best known award for international study, cover up to three years of degree courses at Oxford University in England. Lee, a resident of Bloomington, says her undergraduate research work on lupus - an autoimmune disease - the metabolism of nicotine and cervical cancer helped her stand out among the other candidates vying for the coveted scholarship.

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