Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, Hon. ScD, Chief Academic Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), has received the American Liver Foundation’s 2020 Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award. This national award is considered one of the highest honors in the field of liver disease research and annually recognizes one individual who has demonstrated outstanding professional…
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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Count Me In, a non-profit research initiative that conducts patient-partnered studies of cancer, have been awarded a new $16 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, to accelerate research in two rare forms of cancer. The funding will support research projects in leiomyosarcoma and osteosarcoma, two cancers which have…
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Mr. Spivack established these awards in 2013 to recognize and support the research of outstanding BUSM faculty conducting either clinical or basic research in Parkinson’s (PD), Alzheimer’s (AD), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and other neurological disorders. Douglas L. Rosene, PhD, is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Neuroscientist Award. Dr. Rosene is Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Director of…
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The Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital will join the new ALS Collaborative Cohort program with a grant from Tambourine, Ben and Divya Silbermann’s philanthropy. The Cohort consists of six US-based organizations that will work together to promote access and inclusion across the ALS landscape. People with ALS face numerous barriers in attempting to…
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The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced Feb. 16 that it has awarded Sloan Research Fellowships to eight MIT professors in the MIT Media Lab and in the departments of Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mathematics. The fellowships, which honor pre-tenure faculty members, will support their research with two-year, $75,000 awards. “The Sloan…
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David Luzzi, an academic leader in innovation for more than two decades, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors for his work creating and facilitating inventions and improving universities as research partners. “It’s a great honor to be recognized,” says Luzzi, who is also the senior vice provost for research and helped lead the development of…
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is proud to announce that Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2021’s Women Leaders Luminaries. The list includes executives whose careers have been defined by reshaping the industry who are also perennial figures in Modern Healthcare’s recognition programs. The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the February 15…
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Seward Rutkove, MD, Named Chair of Neurology at BIDMC

Seward Rutkove, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Starting March 1, Rutkove will lead the department’s cutting-edge patient care, clinical and translational research, as well as foster innovative approaches to diagnostics and delivery of care. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rutkove into his new role as Chair of…
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Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD, Chair of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, George P. Canellos, MD, and Jean S. Canellos Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Institute Member of Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, has been awarded the Sjöberg Prize, an annual international prize in cancer research. The prize was awarded for Dr. Ebert’s discovery of the…
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2021 Toffler Scholars in Neuroscience Announced

The Toffler Scholar Program was established by the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust to support promising young medical researchers, physicians and scientists working on early-stage, future-focused brain science with funding and a vital, relevant network through an internal competition at BUSM. Their research is focused on building artificial intelligence models to identify brain regions that suggest Alzheimer’s disease risk and seek…
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