Grant and Award Announcement
Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Interim Dean and George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services at Temple University Health System, was inducted as a Member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators on Friday, October 15th.
Lennart Mucke, MD, founding director of the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for this contributions to disease-focused neuroscience, and particularly to Alzheimer’s disease .
Jeremy Mobley, student success advisor in the University of Tennessee Department of Animal Science, was selected as an Outstanding New Advisor – Primary Role Award Winner as part of the 2021 Global Awards Program for Academic Advising from NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising.
The American Physical Society (APS) has elected two scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory as 2021 APS fellows. The honorees—Kétévi Adiklè Assamagan and Swagato Mukherjee—represent experiments, computational modeling, and educational/outreach efforts in nuclear and particle physics.
Leaders in cell biology and anti-malarial drug development respectively, JoAnn Trejo and Elizabeth Winzeler were recognized by their peers with one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
Dr. Hugh C. Hemmings, senior associate dean for research and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest recognitions in health and medicine.
Yuman Fong, M.D., the Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology at City of Hope, a world-renowned cancer research and treatment organization, was presented with one of the highest honors in health and medicine today. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) honored Fong “for transforming the fields of liver surgery, robotics in surgery, imaging and display in medicine, and gene therapy.” His contributions as a surgeon, engineer, innovator and mentor have yielded patents and first-in-human trials that translated scientific discoveries to medicines and medical devices.
Supported by a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and led by Robin Queen, the Kevin P. Granata Faculty Fellow and professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia will assess second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries — a tear of the same ACL or of the ACL in the other knee — using wearable sensors. Aided by this technology, the multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team aims to develop a model that will allow for the identification of those who are at risk for a second ACL injury when they are released to return to sports.
Today, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced the creation of two career development awards (CDAs) to further diversity, equity, and inclusion in cancer research: one for basic, translational, or population sciences research; the other for clinical cancer research. The AACR is now accepting applications for the awards.
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Nominations now open for relaunched Dan David Prize, awarding $3 million annually to early- and mid-career scholars
Another difference between females and males appears to be a key mechanism in how they become hypertensive, scientists say, and consequently which antihypertensives should be most effective for them.
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