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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected a new crop of investigators -- including two University of Utah professors.

Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, a professor of neurobiology and anatomy and Erik M. Jorgensen, a professor of biology and scientific director of the Utah Brain Institute, are among the prestigious scientists chosen.

H-H-M-I picked their 43 investigators from a field of more than 320 finalists from more than 200 universities, medical schools and institutions across the country.

When someone becomes an H-H-M-I investigator, H-H-M-I pays for the individual's salary and provides a budget for personnel, supplies and equipment.

Alvarado and Jorgensen must now be formally appointed, a process that takes up to six months.

Then they'll join a group of four Howard Hughes investigators already at the U of U.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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