Dr. Dean Bok has been selected as a senior scientific investigator in the UCLA Research to Prevent Blindness project studying retinal degenerative disease. Bok is the Dolly Green Professor of Anatomy and Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. His research is primarily concerned with the structure and function of photoreceptors and pigment epithelium (cellular material which covers surfaces) and the interactions between the cell types.
Nobuko Komine,a Santa Monica College interior design student, has won second place in the Van Luit West Week 1987 Student Design Contest. Komine was selected for a $500 award from more than 65 entries from students attending major Southern California interior design schools. She will be featured in the March issue of Designers West magazine and her award-winning design will be on display through March at the Pacific Design Center.
Lloyd Handel, Santa Monica College librarian, has been appointed to represent large urban community college districts on a newly formed staff development committee for community college library services. The appointment was made by Lois Marriott, library services coordinator in the chancellor's office of the California Community Colleges.
Leonard LaBella Jr., president and executive director of Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center, has been elected to the Hospital Council of Southern California's 1987 board of directors. He will serve as chairman of the council's coastal region, which includes Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Marina del Rey and Torrance.