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Awards & Honors

Dr. Ulrich Batzdorf (RES ’65), professor emeritus of neurosurgery, and Dr. Elizabeth Neufeld, professor emeritus of biological chemistry and assistant dean for academic affairs in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, received the 2016 Carole E. Goldberg Emeriti Service Award.

Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil (RES ’77), Distinguished Professor of Surgery, executive chair of the Department of Surgery and William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery, will receive the Society of University Surgeons 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s Academic Surgical Congress in February 2017.

Dr. James D. Cherry, Distinguished Research Professor of Pediatrics, has been awarded the 2016 Bill Marshall Award, the highest honor awarded by the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Jack L. Feldman, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology, was chosen to deliver the biennial Hodgkin- Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture for 2017 in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the physiological sciences.

Dr. Gregory W. Hendey (RES ’93) is inaugural chair of UCLA’s Department of Emergency Medicine. He came to UCLA from UC San Francisco School of Medicine, where he was professor of clinical emergency medicine and chief of emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno.

Dr. Leonid Kruglyak, professor of human genetics and biological chemistry, has been awarded the 2016 Edward Novitski Prize by the Genetics Society of America for his body of work in genetics.

Dr. Mark S. Litwin, chair of the UCLA Department of Urology, has been awarded the 2016 Barringer Medal from the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in recognition of outstanding work in the field of genitourinary cancer surgery.

Dr. Carol M. Mangione, Barbara A. Levey, MD, and Gerald S. Levey, MD, Endowed Chair, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, interim dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy-research centers.

Dr. Emeran A. Mayer, professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, has published The Mind Gut Connection (Harper Wave, July 2016).

Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology, is the co-editor of 50 Studies Every Pediatrician Should Know (Oxford University Press, May 2016).

Dr. Steven J. Shoptaw (MD ’90), executive director of the Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and professor of family medicine and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, gave an invited address at a meeting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Stephen G. Young, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.


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