Joseph Parello, visiting scholar, named Knight of Legion of Honor

Joseph Parello, Ph.D., visiting scholar in the Pharmacology Department, earned the highest possible award for French citizens when he was presented the Insignia of Legion d'Honneur (Knight of the French National Legion of Honour). Tuesday, April 30, in Cohen Memorial Hall at Vanderbilt, Parello was officially knighted for his contributions to science, particularly in fostering French-American collaborations that enable scientsts to "cross new frontiers in technology." Officiating the ceremony was Annick Suzor-Weiner, Ph.D., Scientific Counselor at the Embassy of France Office for Science and Technology.