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Recent Awards and Honors

W. Ian Lipkin, MD, was named recipient of Villanova University’s 2014 Mendel Medal in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the development of genetic methods for microbial surveillance and discovery. Previous medalists have been Nobel Laureates, Lasker and MacArthur awardees, and recipients of the National Medal of Science.

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) selected a paper by Norman Kleiman, PhD, as its Outstanding Clinical Research Paper in 2013. The award acknowledges the essential, best-in-class research that is conducted in interventional radiology and published within JVIR. The paper “Radiation-associated Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel: Results of a Survey and Direct Assessments” was chosen by a review of all manuscripts published in 2013 and voted by the editorial board members.

LAI Foundation, Inc. selected Robert Fullilove, ED, to receive its Life Changes Award 2014. Dr. Fullilove will be honored for his work as a community leader and activist in field of HIV/AIDS at the Foundation's annual event, "A Future Filled with Hope."

David Bell, MD, MPH, was chosen for TheGrio 100, an annual list of leaders in health, politics, the arts, education, pop culture and science/technology, for his work in adolescent medicine and advocacy for young men to have access to high quality healthcare services.

An article by Prakash Gorroochurn, PhD,  Errors of Probability in Historical Context was named one of the most memorable writings on mathematics and featured in the anthology The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 published by Princeton University Press.

Joseph Graziano, PhD, is the recipient of the 2014 Career Achievement Award from the Metal Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. He was selected for his NIH-funded research program that examines the health effects of exposure to inorganic arsenic and his work on the development of Succimer, the drug that is now widely used to treat childhood lead poisoning.

Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, was appointed by Mayor Bill De Blasio as health commissioner for New York City on January 16, 2014. She will be taking on this role after the successful tenure of Mailman board member, Dr. Tom Farley, who as commissioner for the last four and a half years.

February 12, 2014