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Dr. Juan Alejos, head of the Pediatric Heart Failure Program, was named one of Huffington Post's 2011 Game Changers for his work to change "how we look at the world and the way we live in it."

Dr. Utpal Banerjee, member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, received the NIH Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Heather Christofk, member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, received the New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Tumaini Rucker Coker, assistant professor of pediatrics, received the 2011 Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. 

Dr. Steve Cole, associate professor of hematology-oncology, was named a fellow of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science.   

Dr. Antonio De Salles, professor of neurosurgery and radiation oncology, has published the sci-fi thriller, Why Fly Over the Cuckoo's Nest? Psychosurgery in My Brain Please! (CreateSpace, 2011).

Dr. Daniel H. Geschwind, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor and director of neurogenetics and the Center for Autism Research and Treatment, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
 
Dr. Jerome Hershman, professor-in-residence of endocrinology, has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois School of Medicine.

Dr. David J. Miklowitz, director of the Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, has been awarded an Outstanding Research Achievement Prize by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.

Dr. Robert Modlin, the Klein Professor of Dermatology and chief of the Division of Dermatology, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Dr. Richard Shemin, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was selected to serve a two-year term as vice chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons, after which he will become chair for another two years.

Dr. Peter Tontonoz, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been appointed editor of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Dr. Barbara Vickrey, vice chair of the Department of Neurology, has been named a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Bonnie Zima, professor of psychiatry and associate director of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA Health Services Research Center, received the 2011 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Elaine Schlosser Award.

 

 





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