Awards and Honors: July 2023
Dr. James Bussel, professor emeritus of pediatrics, was awarded the Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The award seeks to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to hematology. Dr. Bussel, the recipient of the medal for translational/clinical science, is being honored for his contributions to the development of agents that increase platelet counts in patients with immune thrombocytopenia and other conditions. He will be recognized at the 2023 ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in December.
Dr. Sandra DeMaria, professor of radiation oncology and of pathology and laboratory medicine, was awarded honorary membership from the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). Honorary membership is awarded to scientists who have made a significant contribution to the achievement of ESTRO’s goals, particularly in the interdisciplinary field. The award also recognizes their dedication to fostering international cooperation.
Dr. Jonathan Power, assistant professor of psychiatry and of neuroscience in the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute, received a Deeda Blair Research Initiative for Disorders of the Brain award from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The initiative supports and encourages innovative research to accelerate diagnoses and treatments for severe mental illness. Dr. Power was selected for his proposal to create precision functional brain mapping that informs circuit-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation to modulate human behavior.