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Dr. Cathy Alessi, professor-in-residence of geriatric medicine and director of the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration’s Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, was named president of the American Geriatrics Society.

Dr. Robin Clarke (RES ’10), medical director for quality for the UCLA Faculty Practice Group and assistant clinical professor of general internal medicine, received a UC Health Fellowship.

Dr. Edward M. De Robertis, Norman Sprague Professor of Biological Chemistry, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a member of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Susan Edelstein, founder and director of UCLA TIES for Families and adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, received an Advocate Award from RaiseAChild.US for her work on behalf of foster children and the families who raise them.

Dr. Rita Effros, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, was elected president of the Gerontological Society of America.

Dr. Jason Ernst, assistant professor of biological chemistry, received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, which recognizes outstanding junior faculty.

Dr. Janet C. Frank, assistant director for academic programs in the Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, was named president of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education.

Dr. Patricia A. Ganz, MD ’73 (RES ’76, FEL ’78), distinguished university professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of cancer prevention and control research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the European Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Therapy Award.

Dr. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and director of the Cancer Cell Biology Program Area in UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the Gold Shield Faculty Prize in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in undergraduate teaching, research and creative activity, and service to UCLA.

Dr. Roger S. Lo (RES ’06), assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology and the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, has received the 33rd Annual American Association of Cancer Research Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research.

Dr. Marshall Morgan (RES ’72, ’74), chief of Emergency Medicine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, was installed as the 142nd president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Dr. Warwick J. Peacock, professor of surgery, received the newly created Distinguished Service in Education Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Shlomo Raz (FEL ’75), chief of UCLA Urology’s Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, was honored by the Confederacion Americana de Urologia, an organization of 8,000 urologists from Central and South America, Mexico and Spain, with the establishment of the Shlomo Raz Medal and Prize, to be awarded annually to a deserving urologist who works to further the mission of the organization. Dr. Raz was the honorary first recipient of the eponymous award.

UCLA Medical Group has earned a four-star ranking, the highest achievement possible, in the California Association of Physician Groups’ (CAPG) seventh annual Standards of Excellence survey.

UCLA Mobile Clinic Project, a student-run program that provides medical care to the homeless, received a 2013 Leadership Award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Dr. Ernest M. Wright, Mellinkoff Professor in Medicine, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


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