Tom Delbanco, MD, MACP, the John F. Keane & Family Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School, will receive the John Phillips Memorial Award from the American College of Physicians (ACP).  Established in 1929, the award recognizes outstanding, lifetime work in clinical medicine that has been innovative and/or had a regional or national…
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Heng Li, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology in the Department of Data Sciences, will receive funding from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, announced $5 million in funding for these grants to support software maintenance, growth,…
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Nathanael Gray, PhD, the Nancy-Lurie Marks Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, is one of three researchers awarded the 2019 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The award recognizes promising scientists for their accomplishments in the area of cancer research. All recipients must be…
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John P. Haran, MD, PhD, associate professor of emergency medicine and microbiology & physiological systems and clinical director of the Center for Microbiome Research, has been awarded a 2019 Alzheimer’s Association research grant to support research into how the intestinal microbiome differs in Alzheimer’s patients and whether imbalances associate with memory decline. Dr. Haran will receive approximately $150,000 over three…
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Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), received the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education at the annual conference of the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA). The McGovern Award is AMERSA’s highest honor. Dr. John…
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Engitix Ltd (‘Engitix’), a private company focused on drug discovery for fibrosis and solid tumours based on its pioneering human extracellular matrix (ECM) platform, announced that its subsidiary Engitix, Inc, has been awarded a Golden Ticket to LabCentral by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda). The Golden Ticket provides Engitix one year of lab bench space at LabCentral, a world-class shared…
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Joshua Sanes Receives Cowan Award for Research on Neural Development

MCB faculty Joshua Sanes is the 2019 recipient of the W. Maxwell Cowan Award for achievement in the study of neural development. The biennial award was established in 2004 by the Cajal Club, which is one of the oldest neuroscience societies in the United States, and the journal publisher Wiley-Blackwell. The Cowan Award’s namesake is the developmental  neuroscientist W. Maxwell Cowan, who served as editor-in-chief of the Journal…
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Laura Diroberts Receives Inaugural Denton Award

Laura DiRoberts of the Rotjan Lab was selected as the inaugural winner of the Denton Award for her master’s research thesis in biology titled “Nitrogen Cycling in the Temperate Northern Star Coral, Astrangia poculata: Distinguishing Autotrophic from Heterotrophic Nutrient Contributions.” This award is given for excellence in scholarship and research accomplishment during a master’s thesis in the Department of Biology. Laura has a BA…
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The award for scientific achievement was given to Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tanzi has spent his entire career focused on research related to identifying the genetic cause of Alzheimer’s disease. His doctoral thesis was on the discovery and isolation of the first Alzheimer’s gene – the amyloid precursor…
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