Mikel Garcia-Marcos, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, has been selected to receive the 2022 John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Garcia-Marcos is receiving this award in recognition of his high impact and innovative work in the area of cellular signaling. The Abel Award is named after the founder of ASPET.…
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David M. Greer, MD, MA, professor and chair of Neurology, has been awarded the 2022 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurological Education by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The award recognizes national accomplishment in the field of neurological education. According to the AAN, the awardee not only demonstrates leadership and devotion to neurological education, but also someone…
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Janet Lubov, a dermatology research fellow at UMass Chan Medical School, hopes to help advance skin health in resource-limited communities, locally and globally, through sustainable and integrated approaches to clinical care, education, research, policy and advocacy. The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded Lubov a $15,000 Diversity Research Supplement Award for her work on cutaneous lupus erythematosus, a skin disease typically found on…
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MIT seniors David Darrow and Tara Venkatadri have been selected as 2022 Churchill Scholars and will embark on a year of graduate studies in the U.K. starting next fall. James Diao, a graduate student in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST), received the Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy. The Churchill Scholarship is a highly competitive fellowship…
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Recent Awards and Honors for the BIDMC Community

BIDMC earned U.S. News & World Report’s new Best Hospitals for Maternity Award. BIDMC received the Shining Star Research Award from the Massachusetts Health Council for the medical center’s groundbreaking work on COVID-19. The award honors the work of the medical center’s research community. Mary Bouxsein, PhD, Director of the Center for Advanced Orthopedic Studies, received the 2021 Adele L. Boskey Esteemed Award…
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Zaida Ramirez-Ortiz, PhD’11, assistant professor of medicine, received a 2021 Lupus Innovation Award by the Lupus Research Alliance for her work probing an underlying mechanism of lupus. The organization announced this year’s recipients on Dec. 14. Dr. Ramirez-Ortiz is one of 11 researchers from around the world to receive the award, which offers up to $150,000 for up to two years, and early-stage…
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TIME Names Kizzmekia Corbett One of Four Heroes of the Year

Kizzmekia Corbett of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was named one of four “heroes of the year” for 2021 by TIME magazine for helping develop the mRNA-based vaccine platform that enabled the creation of innovative and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines. Corbett, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases, worked on vaccine development while at the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the U.S. National…
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Harvard’s “Immuno-engineering to Improve Immunotherapy” (i3) Center at the Wyss Institute awarded cancer-immunologist Rizwan Romee, M.D. with a second annual grant. Romee and his group at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) will develop natural killer (NK) cell-based therapies by leveraging biomaterials-based immune cell amplifying and educating approaches pioneered by David Mooney’s group at the Wyss Institute and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied…
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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has named Caroline Uhler as a core institute member. Uhler currently co-directs, along with Anthony Philippakis, the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, which partners with the Broad community as well as the broader scientific ecosystem to bridge machine learning and biology. “Caroline is a visionary leader who understands the potential of machine learning methods…
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Alejandro Rondón Ortiz, Biology PhD candidate of the Emili Lab, was recently awarded a Tau Leadership Award. The Rainwater Tau Leadership Fellows is funded by the Rainwater Charitable Foundation. This foundation invests in early-career scientist to promote the next generation of leaders in neurodegenerative disease research and beyond. Alejandro was selected as a winner because of his scientific mentorship and community outreach. In particular,…
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