Awards & Honors
Dr. Utpal Banerjee, Distinguished Professor of biological chemistry and co-director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Carrie Bearden, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, received the Joel Elkes Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Dr. Mario Deng, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, was named by Forbes magazine as one of 27 cardiologists recognized as an exemplary physician in the field.
Dr. Arjun Deb, associate professor of medicine and of molecular, cell and developmental biology, was elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Dr. Joann Elmore, professor of medicine, was named director of the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program.
Julie Friedman, MPH, director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education and Research Center, was appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission for Women.
Dr. Gregg Fonarow (MD ’87, RES ’90, FEL ’93), Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, received the 2017 Chairman’s Award from the American Heart Association.
Dr. Lara Ray, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and director of the UCLA Addictions Laboratory, received the Eva King-Killam Research Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl, Jack H. Skirball Chair for Multiple Sclerosis Research, received the Berlin Institute of Health’s Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research.
Dr. Karol Watson (RES ’92, FEL ’97, PhD ’98), professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and director of the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Health Center and the UCLA-Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program, was named the Elliot Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year by the California chapter of the American College of Cardiology.