The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has received a 2019 Innovations in Research and Education Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The school’s submission, “Integrating Career and Professional Development in the PhD Curriculum,” tied for third place in the competition developed to highlight innovations that support the next generation of researchers. “Graduate students often delay career planning until…
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Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and clinical research psychologist at the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston, has received a five-year, $3.5 million, R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Aging to establish the Boston Early Adversity and Mortality Study (BEAMS). Dr. Lee, along with co-principal investigator Daniel Mroczek, PhD, professor of…
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Sanae ElShourbagy Ferreira, PhD, BUSM’18 has been awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) & Technology Policy Fellowship for 2019-20. Last year she was a “featured force” for science by the AAAS and this year Dr. Ferreira will be a part of 278 highly trained scientists and engineers who will spend their fellowship as part of federal…
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Tina Liu Wins Women World Award

Tina Liu, M.B.A. has been honored as a Gold Winner of the Women World Awards in the category of Female Executive of the Year for her contributions to developing a novel technology to make gene therapies safer and more effective. The Women World Awards are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run. Its annual…
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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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