Eddy De Robertis receives 2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectureship

Eddy De Robertis receives 2016-2017 Faculty Research Lectureship

Kelsey Martin and Judith Gasson are recognized during Women's History Month

Kelsey Martin and Judith Gasson receive STEM Award


Dear Faculty and Staff:

March is Women’s History Month, and we take this opportunity to recognize the many women who shattered glass ceilings to push forward the fields of medicine, science and technology.

“Because of the courage of so many bold women who dared to transcend preconceived expectations and prove they were capable of doing all that a man could do and more, advances were made, discoveries were revealed, barriers were broken, and progress triumphed,” said President Barack Obama in a 2016 proclamation. “During Women's History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who are not recorded in our history books, and we honor their legacies by carrying forward the valuable lessons learned from the powerful examples they set.”

We at the David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health join in this national commemoration, celebrating the unwavering determination and achievements of American women, who through their work have set an inspirational example. We are proud to note that four members of the David Geffen School of Medicine were recipients of the 2015 INSIGHT into Diversity 100 Inspiring Women in STEM Award, which honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Our congratulations and thanks to Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD; Judith Gasson, PhD; Kelsey C. Martin, MD, PhD; and Sherie L. Morrison, PhD. The award acknowledges women “who inspire and encourage a new generation of young women to consider careers in STEM,” through mentoring, teaching, research and other programming.

In August 2015, Dr. Martin was also named Interim Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and, in January, Johnese Spisso, MPA, joined UCLA as President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System, and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences – marking the first time these positions have been held by women.

In addition, we invite you to learn about Women in Science and Doctors of Medicine (WiSDoM), a group that promotes gender equity and fosters communication, mentorship and career advancement. To find out more about WiSDoM, and keep updated on upcoming lectures and mixers, click here.

We are proud to celebrate all the women on our faculty and staff who work on a daily basis to further advance their respective fields while inspiring the nation’s next generation of women. You can read some of their stories here.


Sincerely,

Lynn K. Gordon, MD, PhD
Professor, Ophthalmology
Senior Associate Dean, Diversity Affairs

Susi Takeuchi
Chief Human Resources Officer
UCLA Health Sciences

Dr. Leonid Kruglyak is awarded the 2016 Edward Novitski Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Leonid Kruglyak!

Dr. Leonid Kruglyak has been awarded the 2016 Edward Novitski Prize by the Genetics Society of America! This prize recognizes Dr. Kruglyak’s “extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in solving significant problems in genetics research.” This is a richly deserved honor and adds to the growing list of recognitions that Dr. Kruglyak has received for his innovative contributions to genetics. Congratulations!

 

For more information, please visit http://genestogenomes.org/leonid-kruglyak-honored-with-2016-novitski-prize/

The Grunstein Symposium will be held this Friday, February 12, 2016

The Grunstein Symposium will be held this Friday, February 12, 2016

Kelsey Martin and Larry Zipursky are featured in the January 2016 UCLA Magazine

Kelsey Martin and Larry Zipursky are featured in the January 2016 UCLA Magazine

The Grunstein Symposium will be held Friday, February 12, 2016

The Grunstein Symposium will be held Friday, February 12, 2016

Greg Payne and Martin Lab students featured in DGSOM Medical Education Annual Report 2015

Greg Payne and Martin Lab students featured in DGSOM Medical Education Annual Report 2015

Ji-Ann Lee and Kelsey Martin publish paper in Neuron

Ji-Ann Lee and Kelsey Martin publish paper in Neuron

Larry Zipursky Awarded the Horwitz Prize

Congratulations to Larry Zipursky, awarded the Horwitz Prize

Columbia University has awarded the 2015 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for biology or biochemistry to Larry Zipursky “for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to navigate and wire the brain.” This is Columbia’s top honor and a very prestigious prize. With this award, Larry joins a group of highly distinguished past recipients including numerous Nobel Laureates. Please join us in congratulating Larry Zipursky for this well-deserved award!

 

Please visit this link for the news announcement.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Dan Laks for defending his dissertation!

Mentor: Harley Kornblum and Kathrin Plath

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