BUSM’s James Utley Professor and Chair of Surgery Jennifer Tseng, MD, has been selected as a 2020 Pinnacle Award winner in the “Achievements in the Professions” category by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) Women’s Network. Dr. Tseng also is Boston Medical Center’s Surgeon-in- Chief. This award honors eight leading Greater Boston women for outstanding achievement in the workplace,…
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) senior neurologist Louis R. Caplan, MD, has received the American Heart Association’s Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award. The award recognizes individuals whose academic careers have included a long-term record of successful mentoring of promising young academicians. Caplan received the award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019 in Philadelphia. The Association’s Scientific Sessions is…
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Matcheri Keshavan, MD, psychiatrist and Academic Chair of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) received the 2019 Scientific Research Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The award is given in recognition of individuals whose research advances the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses. One focus of Keshavan’s research is to understand the neurobiological basis of…
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The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard received $10 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to move towards drug-free HIV remission.     HIV  HIV remains a major global health challenge, with UNAIDS reporting 37.9 million people living with HIV and 1.7 million new cases each year. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) allows people to suppress HIV viral load,…
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The National Academy of Inventors has selected two MIT faculty members, neuroscientist Li-Huei Tsai and materials scientist Christopher Schuh, as members of its 2019 class of new fellows. NAI fellows “have demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and welfare of…
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Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been named a 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. As part of the Medical Sciences section, Polyak was elected as an AAAS Fellow for pioneering studies on clinical and functional relevance…
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The Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) offers annual grants to catalyze community health initiatives in clinical departments across Mass General.  Since 2016, ECOCH has awarded $592,516 in to 17 grantees who have proposed creative, innovative ways of incorporating community health and health equity into their work. ECOCH is pleased to announce the following five grant awards for 2019: Community-Based Retinal Screening…
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Web of Science Group has announced its Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list, which identifies scientists whose papers rank in the top 1% of citations in a given field and year in Web of Science’s online citation index, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers and comprising just 0.1% of researchers worldwide. 11 members of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University are included…
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Ali Daher, Claire Halloran, Francisca Vasconcelos, Billy Andersen Woltz, and Megan Yamoah have been selected for the 2020 cohort of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program. They will begin fully funded postgraduate studies at Oxford University in the U.K. next fall. Each year, Rhodes awards 32 scholarships to U.S. citizens plus additional scholarships reserved for non-U.S. citizens. Halloran, Vasconcelos, Woltz, and…
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Emelia Benjamin, MD, Honored by the AHA

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, professor of medicine in the section of cardiovascular medicine at BUSM and professor of epidemiology at BUSPH, has received two prestigious awards from the American Heart Association (AHA): the 2019 Laennec Clinician/Educator Lecture, sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology, which recognizes her contributions and achievements in the field of clinical cardiology and…
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