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Dr. Laura B. Allen, clinical psychologist and postdoctoral scholar with the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program, received the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research.

Dr. Christopher Giza, associate professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, received a financial award from the Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund for his research in developing new treatments for traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Sung-Cheng (Henry) Huang, professor in the Departments of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology and Biomathematics, received the 2010 Benedict Cassen Prize from the Society of Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. David L. Rimoin, professor of pediatrics, medicine and human genetics, received the American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (ACMGF) 2010 Lifetime Achieve- Femurs and Fords ment Award for his contributions to genetic medicine, research into skeletal dysplasias and heritable disorders of connective tissue and for helping to organize the field of medical genetics into creditable associations like the ACMGF.

Dr. Gary Satou, associate professor of pediatric cardiology and director of pediatric echocardiography, received a financial award from the Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund for his research to develop a telemedicine connection with remote facilities that do not offer specialty pediatric heart care.

Dr. Jeffrey Saver, professor of neurology and director of the UCLA Stroke Center, was named 2010 Physician Volunteer of the Year by the American Heart Association for his efforts in establishing stroke systems of care in Los Angeles and for his accomplishments as chair of the California Stroke Work Group.

Dr. Wendy Slusser, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, received the 2010 Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E (Helping Other People through Empowerment) Award from the American Journal of Health Promotion for contributions to serving the health-promotion needs of underserved populations.

Dr. Robert Venick, assistant clinical professor of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition, received a financial award from the Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children Fund for his research to help children who must be fed through parenteral nutrition.

Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA , was appointed chair of the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, which was mandated by federal health-reform legislation to “assist patients, clinicians, purchasers and policymakers in making informed health decisions.”


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