Dr. Renate Reimschuessel (UP '81) was selected as one of 29 finalists for the Service to America Medal. She was a contender for one of the eight medals that were awarded this past September. Dr. Reimschuessel was considered for her work to uncover properties of melamine and related chemicals in pet food. Through her efforts, the Food and Drug Administration determined how these chemicals were responsible for kidney damage in dogs and cats. Dr. Reimschuessel is a research biologist at the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine's Office of Research.