Dr. Tracy Daniels-Wells, adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the American Association for Cancer Research Minority and Minority-serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award.
Dr. Judith Gasson, professor emerita and senior adviser for research and innovation to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, received the 2020 American Society of Hematology Basic Science Mentor Award.
Dr. Willy Hugo, assistant professor of dermatology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the American Association for Cancer Research-Bayer Innovation and Discovery grant.
Dr. Anusha Kalbasi (MD ’11), assistant professor of radiation oncology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a 2020 Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
Dr. Clara Lajonchere, deputy director of the Institute for Precision Health at UCLA Health, was elected chair of the newly established California Precision Medicine Advisory Council.
Dr. Antoni Ribas (FEL ’98, ’01), director of the tumor immunology program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, was inducted into the 2020 class of Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.
Dr. Cristina Puig Saus, adjunct assistant professor of medicine and hematology/oncology and a member of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, received the American Association for Cancer Research NextGen Star Award.
Johnese Spisso, MPA, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives.
Dr. Moira Szilagyi, chief of general pediatrics and section chief of developmental pediatrics, was elected president of the American Academy of Pediatrics beginning in January 2021.
Dr. Peter Tontonoz, Frances and Albert Pianksy Chair in Anatomy and professor in the departments of pathology/laboratory medicine and biological chemistry, was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.