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Sununu's Clout Endows Research Fellow Last year, wealthy Lebanese- and Syrian-Americans opened their wallets at a dinner held by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., to honor White House Chief of Staff John Sununu. The result was a research fellowship. And this month the recipient of their largess, Srinivas Chunduru, a newly minted chemistry Ph.D. from the University of Akron, has begun working in the hospital's pharmacology department. The $22,000 John Sununu Endowed Fellow

The Scientist Staff
Jul 22, 1990

Sununu's Clout Endows Research Fellow
Last year, wealthy Lebanese- and Syrian-Americans opened their wallets at a dinner held by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., to honor White House Chief of Staff John Sununu. The result was a research fellowship. And this month the recipient of their largess, Srinivas Chunduru, a newly minted chemistry Ph.D. from the University of Akron, has begun working in the hospital's pharmacology department. The $22,000 John Sununu Endowed Fellowship in Basic Science Research, renewable for up to three years, is one of many named fellowships at St. Jude's, says hospital spokeswoman Yvonne Siemer, but it's the first to honor a national political figure. Sununu is "a close personal friend of some of the board members," she explains, "and they thought it would be appropriate to mark his achievements, as an American of Arabic ancestry, in this way." Chunduru was selected in a national...

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