Dr. Navid Amini, research faculty member at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute, was a 2016 Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project winner for work to solve critical issues facing the world today and driving social impact through mobile innovation.
Dr. Dean Bok (PhD ’68), Dolly Green Professor of Ophthalmology, professor of neurobiology and a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, received the 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research from the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education.
Dr. Jeffrey Demanes (MD ’74, RES ’79), professor of brachytherapy in the Department of Radiation Oncology, received the Ulrich Henschke Award, the highest honor from the American Brachytherapy Society.
Dr. Michael Ong, associate professor-in-residence of medicine and health-services research, was reappointed by California Gov. Jerry Brown to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee.
Dr. Antoni Ribas (FEL ’98, ’01), professor of hematology and oncology and director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Center at UCLA, received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Jonathan Tobis, clinical professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and director of interventional cardiology research, has been named to the new class of Master Fellows of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Dr. Owen Witte, founding director of UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, was appointed University Professor by the University of California Board of Regents.