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Dr. Lin Chang ’86 (RES ’92), professor of medicine, was included on a list of 125 leading gastroenterologists in America by Becker’s ASC.

Dr. Thomas J. Coates, Michael and Sue Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Global AIDS Research, received the 2013 Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award from the James F. and Sara T. Fries Foundation.

Dr. Mario Deng, medical director of the UCLA Integrated Program for Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Support and Heart Transplant, received the Gold DOC Award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

Dr. John DiFiori (FEL ’94), chief of the UCLA Sports Medicine Program, was installed as president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Jason Ernst, assistant professor of biological chemistry, received a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Dr. Gary Gitnick, chief of the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases, was included on a list of 125 leading gastroenterologists in America by Becker’s ASC.

Dr. Sotiris Masmanidis, assistant professor of neurobiology, received a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Dr. Gary W. Mathern, director of the UCLA Pediatric Epilepsy Program, received the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award of the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAP). Dr. Mathern also was named co-editor-in-chief of the ILAP publication Epilepsia.

More than 200 UCLA physicians have been named to the prestigious Best Doctors in America list for 2013. To see which UCLA physicians are on this list, go to: uclahealth.org/BestDoctors.

Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, was a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing (Knopf, 2012).

Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was honored by
The Hope Funds for Cancer Research.

Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center, co-authored The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life (Workman Publishing Company, 2012).

Dr. A. Eugene Washington, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences, was appointed vice
chair of the California Wellness Foundation.

Dr. Yi Xing, PhD ’06, associate professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics, received a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

 





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