Keriann Backus, PhD, assistant professor of biological chemistry, was selected for the Alexander and Renee Kolin Endowed Professorship of Molecular Biology and Biophysics.
Dr. Helen Lavretsky, MD (RES ’95, FEL ’96), professor-in-residence of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, received the Award for Research from the American College of Psychiatrists, the Weinberg Award for Research in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
Dr. James McGough, MD (FEL ’91), co-director of the ADHD Clinic at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, received the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Memorial Award for Research on Attention Deficit Disorders from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD (FEL ’99), PhD, professor of medicine and director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, was named the editor-in-chief of the journal JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. The journal encompasses all aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.