Kim Lab Receives American Lung Association Research Award

Amid Pandemic, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Program Researcher Receives American Lung Association Research Award To Investigate Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment. Carla Kim, PhD received one of Lung Association’s 98 research investments to advance the understanding of Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment. BOSTON (November 16, 2020) – The Stem Cell Program announced…
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STAT set out to celebrate the unheralded heroes of science and medicine, poring over hundreds of nominations from across North America in search for the next generation of scientific superstars. We were on the hunt for the most impressive doctors and researchers on the cusp of launching their careers, but not yet fully independent. This year, as in past years,…
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JoAnn Manson, the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health and chief of preventative medicine at Brigham and Women’s, was named to receive the American Heart Association 2020 Research Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding lifetime contributions to cardiovascular research and/or teaching. Manson’s research focuses on women’s cardiovascular health, with primary her interests including randomized clinical prevention trials of vitamin D,…
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Neuro-Immune Interactions Award for Xiqun Chen, MD

Xiqun Chen, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, has received a $6M Neuro-immune Interactions award from the ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Chen and her team received the award for their study, “From Cancer Associations to Altered Immunity in the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease.” The findings…
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Researchers worldwide are working together to create a common reference map of all human cells that will allow us to better understand and treat disease: the Human Cell Atlas (HCA). The HCA is already making an impact. For example, researchers used initial cell atlas data from the nose and airway to identify cells that may be entry points for SARS-CoV-2. Scientists have also…
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Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions—type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots and a rare congenital immune disease—will each receive $1 million over two years to advance their…
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The Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine and the MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine are pleased to announce the 2020-2021 class of Convergence Scholars. The Convergence Scholars Program (CSP) provides postdoctoral trainees with opportunities to further their experiences and skills beyond the research laboratory. Scholars will learn more about science project development, policy, technology transfer, education and outreach, business and…
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To mark a year of “monumental change,” the editors of Fortune say they decided to upend the publication’s annual “40 Under 40” feature, forgoing a single list and instead highlighting 40 influential people in each of five categories: finance, technology, health care, government and politics, and media and entertainment. Read on to meet the six MIT alumni who made this year’s list.…
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An influential scientific journal’s list of top translational biotech researchers for 2019 includes Guangping Gao, PhD, the Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research, professor of microbiology & physiological systems, director of the Horae Gene Therapy Center and co-director of the Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases. Nature Biotechnology notes that its ranking of the top 20 biotech researchers is based on total patents…
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Nine HMS faculty members are among 100 new members elected by the National Academy of Medicine. Considered one of the highest honors among scientists, engineers and health professionals, NAM membership recognizes individuals who have demonstrated commitment to service and outstanding professional achievement in the advancement of science, medicine, technology and health. Get more HMS news here Below are the new NAM regular members…
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