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Honors & Awards

Dr. Anne Coleman, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Professor of Ophthalmology, presented the Jackson Memorial Lecture at the opening of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, of which Dr. Coleman is director, received the 2015 Innovation Award for Community Service from the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County.

A study by Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor-in-residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, on the treatment of depression in the elderly has been selected by NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry as one of the top-10 studies in psychiatry in 2015. The study was published in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr. William Oppenheim, director of the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy and Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar Chair of Cerebral Palsy, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Dr. Antoni Ribas (FEL ’98, ’01), professor of medicine, surgery and molecular and medical pharmacology, has received a National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award of $4.2 million in recognition of his research to develop new immunotherapies that utilize the human body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer.

Dr. David Shackelford, assistant professor of pulmonary and critical-care medicine, was awarded a Research Career Development Award by STOP CANCER to further advance his research into how lung-cancer tumorcell vulnerabilities may be harnessed to develop new and more effective therapies.

Dr. George Slavich, associate professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and director of the UCLA Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research, received three major awards for early-career contributions in clinical psychology: the Early Career Research Award from the Society for Research in Psychopathology, the Early Career Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Susan Nolen-Hoeksema Early Career Research Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate vice provost for the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative and clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA’s schools of medicine and public health, was named a recipient of the UC’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives.


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