Dr. Olujimi Ajijola (FEL ’13, ’14), assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, was selected as a New Voice in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, a new initiative from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Dr. S. Thomas Carmichael (FEL ’01), chair of the UCLA Department of Neurology, received the 2018 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair.
Dr. Judith Currier, chief of the UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases, was named chair of the National Institutes of Health-funded AIDS Clinical Trials Group, the largest clinical trials network focused on HIV.
Dr. Daniel Geschwind (RES ’95, FEL ’97), distinguished professor of neurology and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, was awarded the Amgen Early Innovator Award.
Dr. Willy Hugo, adjunct assistant professor of medicine and dermatology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a NextGen Star by the American Association of Cancer Research.
Dr. Antoni Ribas (FEL ’98, ’01), professor of medicine, surgery and molecular and medical pharmacology and director of the Tumor Immunology Program in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named among “Great Immigrants” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Dr. Nina L. Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology and professor of head and neck surgery, published Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice — How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not (St. Martins Press, 2018).
Dr. Susan Smalley, professor emerita in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, was honored by the women’s rights organization Equality Now.
Dr. Anna Wu, professor of molecular and medical pharmacology, was among scientists honored at the Suffrage Science awards celebrating women in science.