A navy-trained surgeon and researcher who is president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a longtime faculty member who heads the Medical College of Georgia chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, are recipients of 2016 MCG Distinguished Alumni awards.
Julia Bailey-Serres, a professor of genetics at the University of California, Riverside, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research.
University of Houston professor George E. Fox has spent much of his life investigating the mysteries of biology. His research has been described as 'Nobel worthy,' and his nearly four decades of contributions to the university extraordinary. The university bestowed Fox with its highest faculty honor -- the Esther Farfel Award. The award, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, recognizes excellence in teaching, research and service.
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) Chief Scientific Officer Peter Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc., today joined the nation's elite scientists as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the second VARI scientist elected into the academy, and joins molecular oncologist George Vande Woude, Ph.D., who has been a member of the Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology section since 1993.
The Gutenberg Research College has chosen to give the 2016 Gutenberg Research Award to Dr. Vishva Dixit for his groundbreaking work in the field of programmed cell death. His findings have contributed significantly to the understanding of the actual mechanisms involved in the crucial process that is also known as apoptosis. At the same time, Dixit is also helping to convert the information obtained into a form that can be employed in clinical applications.
In the nine years since its foundation, the Gutenberg Research College (GRC) has firmly established itself as an institution that promotes top-level research and effectively brings together outstanding research in various fields. The GRC annually welcomes new fellows to the organization and presents the Gutenberg Research Award. This year, the GRC appointed Professor Klaus Müllen as a new fellow and honored Dr. Vishva Dixit with its Gutenberg Research Award 2016.
Colorado State University students Kiloaulani Ka'awa-Gonzales, Arielle Quintana and Katelynne Johnson have been named 2016 Udall Scholars. Each scholarship provides up to $7,000 for the student's junior or senior year in fields related to the environment and to American Indians and Alaska Natives in fields related to health care and tribal public policy.
Megan S. Ballard of the Applied Research Laboratories, University of Texas at Austin, has been named recipient of the R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to underwater acoustic propagation modeling and inversion techniques in acoustical oceanography.
Susan B. Blaeser, Standards Manager of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), has been named recipient of the Distinguished Service Citation of the ASA for dedicated management of the Acoustical Society of America standards program.
Armen Sarvazyan of Artann Laboratories, Inc., Trenton, NJ, has been named recipient of the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to ultrasound imaging and its applications.