Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil (RES ’77), Distinguished Professor and Executive Chairman of the UCLA Department of Surgery and William P. Longmire, Jr. Chair in Surgery, received the Fr. Pat Traynor Award from St. James Inn, which provides lhttps://www.uclahealth.org/ronald-busuttilodging to families whose loved ones are being cared for at UCLA and other area hospitals.
Dr. Willy Hugo, adjunct assistant professor of dermatology, received the Daneen & Charles Stiefel Investigative Scientist Award for Melanoma Research by the American Skin Association.
Dr. Linda M. Liau (RES ’97, FEL ’98, PhD ’99), chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, received the Abhijit Guha Award for her work on treating brain tumors.
Dr. Folasade P. May (FEL ‘15), assistant professor-in-residence of medicine and director of quality improvement in gastroenterology for UCLA Health, was selected as a 2019-2020 scholar by the American Gastroenterological Association for its new program to help promote diversity in the field of gastroenterology.
Dr. Kelsey C. Martin, dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, co-chaired a state advisory committee that has issued recommendations on how to improve the health of Californians through precision medicine.
Dr. Michael K. Ong, professor-in-residence of medicine, was reappointed to a two-year term on the California Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee.
Dr. Peipei Ping, professor of physiology, medicine and bioinformatics, is co-recipient of the 2018 Clinical and Translational Proteomics Award from the Human Proteome Organization.
Dr. Antoni Ribas (FEL ‘98, ‘01), professor of medicine, director of the tumor immunology program at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and member of the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center, was named president-elect for the American Association for Cancer Research.
Dr. Dennis J. Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program and of clinical and translational research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is co-winner of the 2019 Sjöberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Sweden’s Sjöberg Foundation for his research leading to the development of successful targeted cancer therapies.
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, was honored by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders.
Dr. S. Lawrence Zipursky, Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the 19th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for the discovery of cell-surface proteins that control circuit assembly in the visual system.