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Dr. Hilary Coller, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, received the New Idea Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for her work to diagnose and treat patients with blood cancers.

Dr. Lance Fogan, professor of neurology, has published a novel, titled Dings, a medical mystery told from the point of view of a mother who must identify the condition responsible for her young on’s strange behavior and failing grades.

Dr. Gary N. Holland (MD ’79, RES ’83), professor of ophthalmology, received the Award for Excellence in Education from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Karen Miller, associate clinical professor of neuropsychology at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, received a 2013 Exceptional Educator Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Women in Leadership Committee.

Dr. Lee Todd Miller, vice chair of education in pediatrics and director of the Global Health Education Program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dr. Eric Savitsky (RES ’95, FEL ’97), professor of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine and founder of the UCLA Center for International Medicine, received the Hospital Physician Leadership Award from The Los Angeles County Medical Association and the Patient Care Foundation.

Dr. Bradley R. Straatsma, professor emeritus of ophthalmology and first director of the Stein Eye Institute, was named recipient of the Bernardo Streiff Medal, which is presented every four years to an ophthalmologist who has contributed the most through history, ethics and education to advance ophthalmology.

In Memoriam

Dr. Robin Scott Fisher, an internationally known neuroscientist and anatomist, died November 11, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was 61 years old. A professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and neurobiology, he was serving as a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine at the time of his death. Early in his career, Dr. Fisher focused his research on the cellular anatomy of the basal ganglia. More recently, he devoted his expertise to examining cortical development.

Dr. Lacey E. Wyatt (MD ’94), associate residency director in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine, died January 3, 2014. She was 43 years old. Dr. Wyatt’s leadership roles included serving as chair of Doctoring I, of the Family Medicine Clerkship and of the Year I Preceptorship, as well as being a mentor in the Primary Care College and site director of the Mid Valley Comprehensive Health Center. Dr. Wyatt was honored with the UCLA Department of Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award in 2010 and the DGSOM Excellence in Education Award for 2013. She also was a pioneer in exploring and identifying innovations to improve care of underserved populations.


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