Amy S. Lee of San Marino, associate professor of biochemistry at the USC School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1,232,663 award from the National Institutes of Health. After that, she will be eligible for another five years of financial support. Lee studies how cells regulate their metabolism in response to environmental changes.
Barbara Dabul, director of speech pathology at San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the California Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
Michael J. Costello Jr. has been appointed administrator of Santa Teresita Hospital in Duarte. He was formerly executive vice president of the hospital.
Ernest Didier has been named Officer of the Year by the Glendora Police Department for his work as a narcotics agent. Didier, who lives in San Dimas, also speaks to school and civic groups on the dangers of drug abuse.