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'Biology' Archive

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11 Featured in Article on Young Adults Coming Together to Cope with Cancer

Posted June 22, 2015

Dakota Fisher-Vance ’11, who was diagnosed at 22 with a rare colon cancer and a rare soft-tissue tumor thought to be an offshoot of the colon cancer, is among the young adults featured in “Strength in Numbers.” The article profiles Fisher-Vance and others who have formed or joined groups for young adult survivors of cancer. […]

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 […]

Maya Ajmera ’89 Appointed President, CEO of Society for Science & the Public

Posted June 24, 2014

Maya Ajmera ’89 was appointed as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. The SSP is one of the oldest nonprofit membership organizations dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Ajmera will assume overall responsibility for […]

Susan Horwitz ’58 Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Posted July 24, 2013

Susan Horwitz ’58 was elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences class.  She is currently a professor and co-chair of the department of molecular pharmacology and chair in cancer research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Benjamin Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society in 1743 for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.” […]

Global Fund for Children Founder Maya Ajmera ’89 Named Henry Crown Fellow by Aspen Institute

Posted May 9, 2011
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Maya Ajmera ’89, the founder of the Global Fund for Children, has been named a 2011 Henry Crown Fellow, joining a select group identified as “the next generation of community-spirited leaders” by the Aspen Institute. Each year, the Institute selects 20 Crown Fellows, “accomplished entrepreneurial leaders” who are “looking toward the broader role they might […]

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 […]

Mina Jahan Bissell ’63 and Nancy L. Craig ’73 Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 25, 2010
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Mina Jahan Bissell ’63 and Nancy L. Craig ’73 have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Members of the academy are elected annually “in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research; election is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.” Bissell was the […]

Nina Jablonski ’75 elected to American Philosophical Society

Posted May 29, 2009

Nina Jablonski ’75, professor and chair of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Anthropology, has been elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society, the nation’s oldest learned society. Jablonski’s groundbreaking research on the evolution of skin color in humans has earned academic laurels as well as attention from the popular press; she has been […]

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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