The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Vaccines Project are pleased to announce the 2020 Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research and support the outstanding research of two young scientists advancing human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy across major global diseases.
Dr. Sallie Permar, a physician-scientist who investigates the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections, and Dr. Stephen Patrick, a neonatologist focused on the impact of the opioid epidemic on pregnant women and infants, have been jointly awarded the fifth annual Gale and Ira Drukier Prize in Children's Health Research, Weill Cornell Medicine announced today.
Ursula M. Haendel Animal Welfare Prize 2020 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded to Professor Marcel Leist (University of Konstanz, Germany) and to Professor Thomas Hartung (University of Konstanz and Johns Hopkins University, USA) in recognition of their lifetime achievement in promoting animal welfare.
Bob May's career-long aspiration has been to keep people from all walks of life and in different work environments safe from radiation in the workplace. Now, the deputy director of Environment, Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has been honored for his dedication to the field by being named a fellow of the Health Physics Society.
The Faraday Institution has selected its first six Industry Fellowships in an innovative new programme to strengthen ties between battery researchers working in industry and academia.
BioMedSA, the non-profit corporation founded in 2005 to promote and grow San Antonio's leading industry, healthcare and bioscience, will present its 2020 BioMedSA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience to Dr. Rena Bizios, the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in the UTSA Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Britta Will, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and of cell biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has won a 2020 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. Dr. Will is one of seven New York City area-based scientists to receive the prestigious award, which provides $600,000 over three years for innovative basic science cancer research.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named two outstanding young scientists as recipients of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award, committing nearly $500,000 to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research.
Henry Ford Maplegrove Center is Michigan's first residential addiction treatment center to be recognized as national Blue Distinction Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery. The designation recognizes facilities that show a commitment to improving patient safety and health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Among criteria considered for the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery distinction, centers must provide treatment for opioid use disorders.
Hongwei Xin, a biosystems engineer who serves as Dean of UT AgResearch, is the recipient of the 2020 Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellence in Global Engagement presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).