The Switzer prize is in honor of Irma and Norman Switzer who through a gift to the David Geffen School of Medicine provided funds to support the advancement of medicine and health. The purpose of the prize is to honor a scientific investigator or group of investigators, anywhere in the world, whose contributions in the broad field of biomedical science are deemed worthy of special recognition. The prize consists of an honorarium and a citation, and was presented at the 55th School of Medicine’s Annual Lectureship last month.
Dr. Eisenberg currently serves as a HHMI Investigator and served as Director of the UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics from July, 1993 to June, 2014. Dr. Eisenberg has received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the UCLA Faculty Research Lectureship, the Stein and Moore Award of the Protein Society and the American Chemical Society’s Faculty Mentoring Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Institute of Medicine.
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