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    Fourth suspect arrested in Fulbright case

    A fourth suspect in the kidnapping and torture case involving a second-year law student and former beauty queen was arrested Thursday.

    David Wayne Radde, 44, was booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault, two counts of robbery and one count of kidnapping, according to jail records.

    Radde is suspected of being involved in a December incident wherein Kumari Fulbright held and tortured her ex-boyfriend over a span of 10 hours.

    Fulbright remains suspended from the UA. On March 4, she was allowed to return home to Dallas to await an April 1 court date.

    During the incident, Fulbright’s 24-year-old ex-boyfriend was tied up with plastic cable and duct tape and held at two different residences, according to court documents.

    Documents say the four suspects pointed guns at the man and threatened his life. Additionally, they stole personal items and cash.

    The three others arrested include Larry Hammond and Robert Ergonis.

    Fulbright was named Miss Desert Sun in 2006 and Miss Pima County the previous year. She participated in the Miss Arizona contest in 2005.

    Doctoral student wins toxicology award

    Kylee Eblin, a pharmacology and toxicology doctoral student, received the Society of Toxicology’s Women in Toxiocology Student Achievement Award last Wednesday, according to a College of Pharmacy release.

    Eblin was one of three students nationally to receive the award, and the second straight UA winner.

    Eblin’s research has focused on how low-level arsenic exposure damages bladder cells and possibly leads to the onset of cancer.

    Jenny Cohen, also a pharmacology and toxicology graduate student, won last year’s award.

    CPR alternative shows promise statewide

    A resuscitation method called cardiocerebral resuscitation demonstrated encouraging survival rates in a three-year study led in part by the UA’s Sarver Heart Center.

    Cardiocerebral resuscitation consists of 200 uninterrupted chest compressions over two minutes, followed by a rhythm analysis and potentially a single electric shock. The technique lacks the mouth-to-mouth component of CPR.

    The study looked at 886 cardiac arrests that occurred statewide. The percentage of individuals who survived long enough to be discharged from a hospital rose to 5.4 percent from 1.8 percent after paramedics received training in the technique.

    The study is part of a resuscitation evaluation project called Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education. The project is a collaboration of the Sarver Heart Center and the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Bureau of EMS and Trauma System.

    The results of the study were published in the March 12 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

    Prof. tapped to head national earthquake group

    Geosciences professor Susan Beck has been named the chairwoman of the board of directors of the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, the national leader among organizations that gather and distribute earthquake and related data, the UA announced March 11.

    Beck will help oversee four major programs: a data-management system, an education and outreach program, a global seismic network and a program that provides seismic instruments to researchers.

    Beck has served on panels or committees related to seismology with the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Air Force.

    The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology is a university research consortium that explores the earth’s interior using seismological data.

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