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Anna Mapp ’92 Wins Award for Study of Proteins

Posted February 12, 2015
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Anna Mapp ’92 is the most recent recipient of the 2015 The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, given by the Protein Society. This award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Mapp, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, uses innovative chemical biology in which insight into […]

Yuh Min Chook ’88 Honored with Award by Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas

Posted January 22, 2015

Yuh Min Chook ’88 will be awarded the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. The academy gives four Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards to Texas researchers each year in medicine, science, engineering, and technological innovation. She will be honored on January 22 at […]

Marie Bernard ’72 Receives Gerontological Society of America Award

Posted August 14, 2014

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen Marie Bernard ’72 as the 2014 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Bernard has been […]

Mercedes K. Meyer ’88 Inducted as Secretary of AIPLA

Posted November 15, 2012

Mercedes K. Meyer ’88 was inducted as secretary of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) on Oct. 27 and will serve a one-year post. Meyer is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Intellectual Property practice group. Meyer focuses her extensive practice on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent prosecution. Immediately prior to her appointment as AIPLA secretary, […]

Janice Taylor Gordon ’51, Ph.D ’61, Awarded Honorary Doctorate by Cabrini College

Posted June 1, 2012

Janice Taylor Gordon, Ph.D ’61, received a Doctor of Science Honoris Causa from Cabrini College at its commencement ceremony on May 20.  Gordon was presented with the honor for her cultural as well as her medical contributions. Gordon, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry as well as her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr , […]

Barbara Fox ’78 Named to Mass High Tech’s 2012 “Women to Watch” List

Posted May 2, 2012
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The business journal Mass High Tech has named Barbara Fox ’78, the  founder, leader and chief science officer of Avaxia Biologics, to its 2012 list of “Women to Watch.” Fox, who majored in chemistry at Bryn Mawr before going on to earn a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holds a number of patents. “With three […]

Jennifer L. Hunt ’93 Named Pathology Chair at UAMS

Posted September 19, 2011

Jennifer L. Hunt ’93 has been named chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Before joining UAMS in September, Hunt was an associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and associate chief of pathology and chief of anatomic and […]

Karen Kerr ’89 Named to National Institute of Standards and Technology Committee

Posted July 12, 2011
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Karen Kerr ’89, the U.S. director of business development at Intellectual Ventures, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, the agency’s primary private-sector policy advisory group. Kerr, a member of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees, majored in chemistry at […]

George Morrow, M.A. ’77, Appointed to Human Genome Sciences Board of Directors

Posted April 21, 2011

Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical corporation that uses the human DNA sequence to develop protein and antibody drugs, announced in March that George Morrow, M.A. ’77, had been appointed to the HGS Board of Directors. Until January 2011, Morrow served as executive vice president for global commercial operations for Amgen, Inc., leading all of […]

Elaine Surick Oran ’66 to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Posted March 26, 2010
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Elaine Surick Oran ’66 has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree from the University of Leeds. The university’s honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have “changed the landscape of their chosen fields.” Oran, currently a visiting professor at Leeds, is a senior scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Lab, where […]

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