Articles Tagged ‘award’

Elaine Jaffe wins the Henry M. Stratton Medal

image of Elaine Jaffe, M.D.

Each year the American Society of Hematology (ASH) honors two senior investigators, one in basic research and the other in clinical/translational research, with the Henry M. Stratton Medal for their contributions to the field of hematology. This year ASH will be recognizing NCI’s Elaine Jaffe, M.D., and Duke University’s Nancy Andrews, M.D., with the 2013 [...]

Widemann honored by Children’s Tumor Foundation

Widemann wins von Recklinghausen Award

Neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, is a genetic disorder that usually manifests itself during childhood with a variety of skin conditions and the development of tumors of the peripheral and central nervous system. Although it is not generally considered a fatal condition, people with NF1 can develop tumors called plexiform neurofibromas, which cause substantial morbidity. [...]

NCI Grantees Receive Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences

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The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.” The inaugural set of prizes, awarded in February 2013 by a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, are backed by well-known personalities such as Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of [...]