Jesse Delia Receives 2019 Belamarich Award

Dr. Jesse Delia of the Warkentin Lab was selected as the winner of the 2019 Belamarich Award for his doctoral dissertation in Biology titled “Ecology and Evolution of Parent-Embryo Interactions in Neotropical Glassfrogs.” This award is given annually to a recent PhD candidate for their outstanding doctoral dissertation completed in the Department of Biology. While several outstanding dissertations were nominated, Jesse’s dissertation stood out based…
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The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has named MCB faculty Catherine Dulac as a recipient of the 2019 Ralph W. Gerard Prize. The prize honors lifetime achievement in neuroscience and is the highest honor awarded by the SfN. Dulac and co-honoree Michael Greenberg of Harvard Medical School will be recognized with a ceremony at the annual SfN meeting, which attracts over 30,000 participants. “I am deeply honored…
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David Felson, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) P30 Center Grant. The five-year, $3.6 million award will allow for further clinical research in rheumatology at the Boston University Core Center for Clinical Research, and will provide broad clinical research expertise to a…
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MCO graduate student Elizabeth May (G4) of the Gaudet Lab has received a fellowship from the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research in support of a project called “Molecular Mechanisms for Establishing Neuronal Connectivity.” The Aramont Fund provides funding to researchers across four Harvard schools—the medical school, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, SEAS, and FAS. Only one member of the junior…
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The David & Lucile Packard Foundation today announced that Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain has been named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering. The Packard Foundation Fellowships are one of the most prestigious and well-funded non-governmental awards for early career scientists. Each year, the Foundation invites 50 university presidents to nominate two early-career professors each from their institutions; from those 100…
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Assistant Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences Huimin Yan has received a two-year, $154,000 American Heart Association Institutional Research Enhancement Award for her research of vascular health, the health of the blood vessels that provide blood to your tissues. Yan says if your blood vessels aren’t healthy, you’re more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases like heart disease, which remains the number one killer of both…
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The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) will present Deborah L. Levy, PhD, director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital, with its 2019 Valiant Researcher Award. Established in 2018, the Valiant Researcher award recognizes an individual “who has designed and implemented studies to enhance the diagnoses and/or care of those affected with a neuropsychiatric illness.” The award’s first recipient…
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As part of its efforts to reverse the opioid crisis that continues to grip the nation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has named McLean Hospital as a recipient of a grant through the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative (NIH HEAL Initiative). McLean’s award is one of 375 grant awards across 41 states—totaling nearly $1 billion—made by the NIH in fiscal…
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) neuroscientist Mark Andermann, PhD, has received a 2019 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. Intended to accelerate the pace of biomedical, behavioral, and social science discoveries, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award challenges investigators at all career levels to pursue new research directions and develop groundbreaking, high-impact approaches to a broad area of biomedical, behavioral or social…
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Jia Niu, an assistant professor of chemistry at Boston College, has received a $2.3 million National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which funds highly innovative biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists, the agency announced on October 1. “I am honored and very grateful for the generous support…
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