Category Archives: awards and honors

Balazs Awarded NIDA Avenir Award

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recently announced the first recipients of its two newly developed Avenir Award programs for HIV/AIDS and genetics research. The Avenir (meaning “future” in French) Awards support early stage investigators who propose highly innovative studies. The six scientists will each receive up to $300,000 per year for five years […]

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Irvine To be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Darrell J. Irvine, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Irvine was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding […]

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Corleis Awarded Postdoc Recognition Award

Dr. Björn Corleis, postdoctoral fellow at Ragon, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Postdoc Recognition Award by the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).   The MGPA serves the MGH postdoctoral community, providing support for research and career related matters across the hospital. The Postdoc Recognition Award is designed to recognize outstanding postdoctoral […]

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Ragon Faculty Members Receive Milton Award

Ragon faculty members Drs. Alejandro Balaz and Daniel Lingwood have been awarded this year’s prestigious Milton Fund award.   The Harvard University William F. Milton Fund grants often fill gaps in funding. The fund, which is open to Harvard faculty members, funds new and original projects in the fields of medicine, geography, history, and science. […]

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Walker Honored at Gala Sida Barcelona

Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker was honored at the 5th Annual Gala Sida Barcelona (AIDS Gala) held on November 12 in Barcelona, Spain.   The AIDS Gala is an annual event held by the Fight AIDS Foundation. Established in 1992 by Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, the Fight AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization whose main […]

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Walker Recognized Among Brightest Scientific Minds

Who are some of the best and brightest scientific minds of our time?   Multinational mass media and information firm, Thomson/Reuters answered this question by analyzing citation data over the last 11 years to identify those who published the highest-impact work.  Of the 32,000 individuals selected, 30 investigators are based at or closely affiliated with […]

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Kleinsteuber Awarded EU Fellowship

Katja Kleinsteuber, PhD, a Postdoctoral Fellow with in the Walker Lab has been awarded the Marie Curie International outgoing fellowship awarded by the European Commission.   The European Commission plays a key role in providing support for the next generation of science, technology, researchers and innovations through the whole of the European Union and associated […]

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BIDMC Awarded $20 Million for HIV Treatment

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has received a four-year, $20 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate and test broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of HIV. “We have recently demonstrated the profound therapeutic efficacy of the potent broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibody PGT121 in rhesus monkeys chronically infected with […]

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Porichis Recognized by CAVD as Early Career Investigator

Ragon Institute Investigator Filippos Porichis, PhD has been recognized by the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) for significant contributions to research conducted within the CAVD.  Dr. Porichis was nominated for the Early Career Investigator Award by Dr. Bruce Walker,  CAVD Principal Investigator and Director of the Ragon Institute.   The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine […]

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Kwon Recognized for Mentorship

Ragon Institute faculty member Dr. Douglas Kwon has been recognized for his mentorship by Harvard Medical School.   In the field of research, mentoring is crucial in order to encourage and support the career development of the next generation of young scientists who will build on existing scientific knowledge to achieve common goals.  Mentoring requires […]

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