The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected Haakon Ragde, M.D., as its 2016 Honorary Member, the highest honor ASTRO bestows on distinguished cancer researchers, scientists and leaders in disciplines other than radiation oncology, radiobiology or radiation physics.
New Horizons leader recognized for successful Pluto mission that completed initial reconnaissance of the solar system.
UCSB assistant professor of communication Jennifer Kam receives early career award from the National Communication Association.
ASHG has named James Gusella, PhD, of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Broad Institute; the 2016 recipient of the annual William Allan Award. The Allan Award recognizes a scientist for substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics.
The World Food Prize, announced that the 2016 World Food Prize will be awarded to three International Potato Center (CIP) Scientists, Drs. Jan Low, Maria Andrade, and Robert Mwanga and HarvestPlus' Dr. Howarth Bouis in recognition of their combined success in improving nutrition and health through biofortified crops.
The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 awards. The awards will be presented at the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, November 25-30, 2016.
Chemist Phil Baran of The Scripps Research Institute has won a 2016 Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists. Blavatnik National Awards are granted to only three individuals each year, one in each of the fields of physical science/engineering, chemistry, and life science.
In recognition of his contribution to the development of scientific collaborations between France and the United States, George F. Koob, Ph.D., director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will receive the insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) from the government of France.
ASHG has named David Valle, M.D., at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as the 2016 recipient of the annual Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. The award recognizes an individual for contributions of exceptional quality and importance to human genetics education internationally.
Emelia J. Benjamin, M.D., Sc.M., FACC, FAHA, professor of medicine in the section of cardiovascular medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2016 Gold Heart Award.