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Dr. Marvin Ament, professor emeritus of pediatrics, received the lifetime -achievement Harold S. Diehl Award from the University of Minnesota Medical School, where he earned his medical degree in 1963.

Dr. Clarence H. Braddock III, formerly of Stanford University, has been appointed to the new position of vice dean for education in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, overseeing all aspects of medical education, including undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate medical programs.

Dr. Ellen Carpenter, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was appointed director of the Neuroscience Undergraduate Interdepartmental Program in the Life Sciences Division of the College of Letters and Science.

Dr. Karim Chamie (FEL ’12), assistant professor of urology, received the Stop Cancer Research Career Development Award from the Stop Cancer Foundation.

Dr. Robin Clarke (RES ’10, FEL ’12), clinical faculty member, was named medical director for quality for the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, responsible for supporting measurement and improvement programs with a special focus in quality and patient experience.

Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar, physician-in-chief of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, was named a member of the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Dr. Alison Grimes, director of the UCLA Audiology Clinic and assistant clinical professor in head and neck surgery, was re-appointed by California Gov. Edmund Brown to the state’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.

Dr. Baljit Khakh, executive vice chair of physiology and professor of physiology and neurobiology, received the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award.

Dr. Gary Lask, clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology and director of dermatologic surgery at the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at UCLA, received the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s Excellence in Education Award.

Dr. Edythe London, Thomas P. and Katherine K. Pike Chair of Addiction Studies and professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences an Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Research and Technology on the subject of methamphetamine addiction and the importance of basic research on drug addiction.

Dr. Hanna Mikkola, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and a member of the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research at UCLA and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Center, received the 2013 McCulloch and Till Award by the Society for Hematology and Stem Cells.

Dr. Arash Naeim (MD ’95, RES ’97, FEL ’98, ’02), associate professor of medicine, assistant vice chancellor for research and associate director of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, was appointed UCLA chief medical officer for clinical research.

Dr. Margaret Stuber (RES ’82, FEL ’84), Jane and Marc Nathanson Professor in psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was appointed assistant dean of student affairs for career development and well-being in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Marc Suchard (MD ’04, PhD ’02), professor of human genetics, biomathematics and biostatistics, received the 2013 Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Award.

Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor of health sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was honored by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute with an award created in his name, the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards. Dr. Washington served as the first chair of the institute, which was created by the Affordable Care Act.


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