UMass Medical School postdoctoral associate Yasaman Gholamalipour, PhD, was awarded the Huntington’s Disease Society of America Berman-Topper Family HD Career Development Fellowship for 2020. The HDSA fellowship provides $80,000 of funding per year for three years to scientists and clinicians who intend to make Huntington’s disease a part of their long-term career plan. “I want to use my background in…
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Six Dana-Farber faculty members have been recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) with 2020 AACR Team Science Awards for their role in The Cancer Genome Atlas Project (TCGA). The recipients are: Adam Bass, MD Rameen Beroukhim, MD, PhD David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD Chris Sander, PhD Eliezer Van Allen, MD The AACR Team Science Award was established by…
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Six faculty members were recognized for excellence across the career spectrum during the 2020 Women’s Faculty Awards. Colleen Harrington, MD, assistant professor of medicine; Seema Adhami, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and neurology; Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD, associate professor of radiology; Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, professor of RNA therapeutics; Suzanne Cashman, ScD, professor of family medicine & community health; and Jennifer Bradford,…
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Three Dana-Farber faculty members are among the 19 international scientists elected today to the prestigious Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy. The mission of the AACR Academy is to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer. Fellows of the AACR Academy serve as a global brain trust…
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The world is now months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks in large part to strict social distancing and other measures, many of the hardest-hit areas have seen declines in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Yet, as pressure mounts to reopen economies, officials are beginning to lift restrictions, even as hot spots emerge and overall infection rates continue to rise. The Massachusetts…
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Five scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. They are among 120 members and 26 international members elected. The newly elected members from HMS are: Joel Habener, professor of medicine and chief of the laboratory of molecular endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital Judy Lieberman, professor of pediatrics and…
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recognized four Dana-Farber Cancer Institute  researchers as winners of ASCO’s Special Awards, the Society’s highest honors. The recipients of these awards have worked to transform cancer care around the world.  Among the recipients:  David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award and Lecture  George D. Demetri, MD, FASCO is senior vice president for experimental therapeutics and director of the Sarcoma Center at…
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UMass Medical School cell biologist Thoru Pederson, PhD, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Class of 2020. Comprising artists, scholars, scientists and leaders in the public, nonprofit and private sectors, the academy recognizes excellence and expertise among its membership, representing innovative thinkers in every field and profession. “It is a great honor to…
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Alex K. Shalek, the Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Associate Professor of Chemistry, core member of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), and extramural member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, has been named the recipient of the 2019-20 Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award. The award’s selection committee chose to recognize Shalek for “his leadership and pioneering spirit; his…
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Cabot Career Development Assistant Professor Gabriela Schlau-Cohen has been named one of 14 young faculty nationwide to be honored with a 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences, and, when choosing its Teacher-Scholars, the foundation seeks those who demonstrate…
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