Dr. Keriann M. Backus, assistant professor of biological chemistry, was chosen as a 2020 Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.
Dr. Christopher B. Cooper, professor emeritus of medicine and physiology, received the 2019-2020 Edward A Dickson Emeritus Professorship Award.
Dr. Sherin U. Devaskar, physician- in-chief at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and assistant vice chancellor of children’s health, was awarded the 2021 American Pediatric Society APS John Howland Award.
Dr. John A. Glaspy (MD ’79, RES ’82, FEL ’83), professor of medicine and hematology/oncology and chair of scientific protocol review at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named the inaugural Simms/ Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Integrative Oncology.
Dr. Weizhe Hong, associate professor of biological chemistry and neurobiology, received the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience.
Dr. Antoni Ribas, director of the tumor immunology program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to the National Academy of Medicine, and he received the 2020 European Society for Medical Oncology’s Award for Translational Research.
Dr. Efe Chantal Ghanney Simons (RES ’23), fourth-year urology resident, is the inaugural winner of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award, presented by the Association of Women Surgeons and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons.