Dr. Patricia Ganz (MD ’73, RES ’76), director of cancer prevention and control research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the clinical research award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
Dr. Andrew Goldstein (PhD ’11), assistant professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology and urology and a member of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the Giants of Science Hope Award from the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Wayne Grody (RES ’87, FEL ’86), professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, pediatric genetics and human genetics, was selected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Weizhe Hong, assistant professor of biological chemistry and neurobiology, was awarded a 2018 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering for 2018.
Dr. Baljit Khakh, professor of physiology and neurobiology, was named a 2018 Allen Distinguished Investigator by the Allen Institute.
Dr. Amar Kishan (RES ’17), assistant professor of radiation oncology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was awarded the 2018 Publication Award from the Radiation Oncology Institute.
Dr. Carla Koehler, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UCLA Brain Research Institute, was selected as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Patricia Lester (FEL ’00), professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, received the 2018 Irving Philips Award for Prevention from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Linda M. Liau (RES ’97, FEL ’98, PhD ’99), chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Thomas C. McNamara, MD, professor emeritus of radiological sciences, received the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award.
Dr. William L. Oppenheim (FEL ’79), director of the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics.
Dr. Hans David Ulmert, assistant professor-in-residence of molecular and medical pharmacology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Basic Urologic Research.
Dr. Kenneth Wells, David Weil Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, received the 2018 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health from the National Academy of Medicine.