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Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, Appointed Deputy Director of NIGMS

Posted February 12, 2015

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. ’72, was appointed the deputy director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). She has served as the acting deputy director since October 2013. As deputy director, Greenberg will advise the director on the full range of NIGMS activities to support fundamental research that increases understanding of biological processes and […]

Susan Band Horwitz ’58 Receives 2014 John Scott Award

Posted November 21, 2014
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Susan Band Horwitz ’58, an internationally renowned molecular pharmacologist whose research on the drug Taxol led to its becoming one of the world’s most successful drugs in the fight against cancer, is one of three scientists to receive the 2014 John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the world of science and medicine. Presented by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mary Rorro ’91 to Perform Solo at the V-E Day Ceremony in Washington, DC

Posted April 21, 2011

Mary Rorro ’91 has been asked to perform solo viola selections at the V-E Day ceremony on May 8 at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The event will be attended by U.S. veterans, at least 60 Holocaust survivors, and some members of the British Parliament. Rorro, a staff psychiatrist practicing at […]

Susan Band Horwitz ’58 to Receive Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

Posted March 16, 2011
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Susan Band Horwitz ’58 will receive the American Association for Cancer Research Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research on April 3, 2011. The award is given to an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a scientific discovery or a body of work. Horwitz discovered the mechanism of action […]

Sociomedical Scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young ’86 Publishes Brain Storm to Glowing Reviews

Posted October 20, 2010
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Sociomedical scientist Rebecca Jordan-Young ’86, an associate professor of women’s studies at Barnard College, recently published Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences, a study of the scientific research underlying the claim that sex differences are biologically determined or “hardwired into the brain” by fetal exposure to sex hormones. The book has […]

Two Bryn Mawr alumnae named top cancer fighters

Posted January 22, 2009

Last fall, the American Cancer Society bestowed its highest award, the ACS Medal of Honor, on four Americans: a lawmaker (U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy), a philanthropist (Jon M. Huntsman, founder and chair of the Huntsman Corporation), and two scientists. The scientists—Berkeley National Laboratory’s Mina Jahan Bissell and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Susan Band Horwitz—are […]

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