David A. Braun, MD, PhD, the John R. Svenson Fellow in Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been recognized by HemOnc Today as a Next Gen Innovator. This honor is given to early-career hematologists and oncologists who have advanced their field through innovative approaches in clinical and research settings. HemOnc Today’s Next Gen Innovators include clinicians and researchers who specialize in solid…
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Michelle Long, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine, has been awarded a three-year, $495,000 Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to early-career physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Dr. Long, a gastroenterologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), was one of…
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The 2019 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize has been awarded to four scientists for pioneering work in the field of optogenetics, a revolutionary technique that uses light and genetic modification to control the activity of cells in the brain. Optogenetics holds promise not only for unraveling some of the brain’s more confounding mysteries, including decision-making and behavior, but also for elucidating and manipulating…
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Award honors outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent research careers By Lindsay Brownell (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump announced that Wyss Core Faculty member Conor Walsh, Ph.D. is among this year’s recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on outstanding…
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Congratulations to the 2019-20 recipients of the Dahod Pilot Grant Program Fund, the Dahod Assistant Professorship and the Dahod International Scholar. In August 2008, Shamim Dahod (CGS’76, CAS’78, MED’87) and her husband Ashraf gave $10.5M to BUSM to establish the Shamim and Ashraf Dahod Breast Cancer Research Center, as well as these programs and endowments. Dennis Jones, PhD, Assistant Professor of…
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There is, thankfully, no age limit on innovation—you can do it at any age. But for many, “young,” counts as under 30, sometimes under 35, or even under 40, at least in terms of putting together lists of scientific innovators. Culling from a variety of lists that recognize researchers and inventors and company leaders under those ages, here’s a list…
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