Former faculty Vasilis Ntziachristos, PhD wins Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize - the most prestigious research award in Germany.
Sandeep Hedgire, MD receives the Cum Laude award for his education exhibit at the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
Congratulations to John Higgins, MD on being selected as a 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award recipient! This Award is created "to support exceptionally creative new investigators who propose highly innovative projects that have the potential for unusually high impact".
Dont forget to register for the upcoming Harvard CME course on Molecular Imaging. The course is being chaired by Drs. Frangioni and Weissleder and features over 30 invited speakers covering all topics of molecular imaging. More information can be found here.
Jenny Lu, MD, PhD has been promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Congratulations Jenny!
CSB is delighted to announce that Sylvie Breton, PhD has been promoted to Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. This makes her one of the rare PhD professors in this department.
Dennis Brown, PhD received the 2012 Joseph B. Martin Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This prestigious award is co-sponsored by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. It was initiated by Dean Joseph B. Martin in 1998 to recognize Harvard faculty and staff members committed to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Brown recruited and trained over 30 female scientists. While some are currently working with Dennis, others are occupying senior academic positions at institutions around the globe. Congratulations Dennis for a well-deserved award!
"Magnetic Nanoparticles Predict Diabetes Onset" - HMS Focus highlights describes developed at CSB a magnetic nanoparticle-based MRI technique for predicting whether and when subjects with a genetic predisposition for diabetes will develop the disease. (pdf)
Jodie Babitt, MD, is the recipient of the 2012 MGH Howard Goodman Fellowship. This highly competitive $300,000 award is "intended to further the career of outstanding young scientists who have demonstrated the potential to rise to a leadership position in their chosen field". Jodie won this award for her pioneering bench-to-bedside work on the identification and development of novel regulators of body iron homeostasis. Congratulations Jodie.
Sylvie Breton, Ph. D., is the 2012 recipient of the highly prestigious "Research Award" from the Society for the Study of Reproduction. This annual award recognizes research excellence in the field of reproduction, based on innovation and originality in addition to rewarding leadership and participation in other scholarly activities. Congratulations Sylvie!
Clemens Alt, PhD won the 2012 Pascal Rol Award for Best Paper in Ophthalmic Technologies at the recent SPIE Photonics West, BiOS conference in San Francisco for his presentation and proceedings paper entitled "In vivo quantification of microglia dynamics with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope in a mouse model of focal laser injury". (pdf)