Category Archives: awards and honors

Cusson Recognized by Partners in Excellence

Jun 05

Cusson Recognized by Partners in Excellence

Ragon Grant Manager Alex Cusson has been recognized by the Partners of Excellence program for taking to heart the Partners HealthCare goal for all employees of “Excellence Every Day”.   In the three years that Alex has been a grant manager at the Ragon Institute, he has distinguished himself with a level of attention to […]

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Ragon Scientists Awarded $12 Million for HIV Vaccine Research

Apr 25

Ragon Scientists Awarded $12 Million for HIV Vaccine Research

A team of researchers led by Dr. Todd Allen of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard was recently awarded a 5-year, $12.4 million HIV Vaccine Research and Design (HIVRAD) award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The Ragon Institute is one of the institutions making Boston– with total grants of $1.78 billion […]

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Microsoft Research and Ragon honored for HIV Research

Mar 21

Microsoft Research and Ragon honored for HIV Research

IDG’s Computerworld has honored Microsoft Research for their innovative approach to HIV research, applying the same high-powered computation systems which are used in spam filters to the problem of HIV.   This work is a collaboration between Microsoft Research Distinguished Scientist, David Heckerman and Ragon Institute Director, Dr. Bruce Walker.  In November 2011, Heckerman and […]

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Dinter Awarded Schering Foundation Fellowship

Ragon Institute graduate student, Dr. Jens Dinter, is one of five recipients for the Schering Foundation PhD fellowship.   The Schering Foundation awards 2-year fellowships to outstanding graduate students who work in internationally leading research institutes and aims to support young scientists in their early careers.   Jens Dinter’s PhD thesis project in the Le […]

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Ragon Institute Fellow Honored at National CFAR Symposium

Ragon Institute Fellow, Maria Jose Buzon, PhD, was one of 20 young investigators selected to present their research at the 2012 National CFAR Scientific Symposium entitled “CFAR and HIV Therapy at 25: Seeking an End to AIDS” held in San Francisco November 7-9, 2012.   Symposium organizers designed the program with an eye on featuring […]

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Alter awarded NIH grant for innovative HIV vaccine approach

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded 14 grants totaling $7.8 million in first-year funding for basic research to identify new approaches for designing a safe and effective HIV vaccine. The grants were awarded under the Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (IHVD) initiative, which […]

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Barouch Appointed Director of Beth Israel Vaccine Research Center

Ragon Institute Program Leader Dr. Dan Barouch has been named Director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research (CVVR) in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC).   “This newly created Center represents the merger of the former Division of Viral Pathogenesis and Division of Vaccine Research. Barouch, a Professor […]

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Ragon Institute Investigator Awarded Global Health Grant

Ragon Institute Research Fellow, Filippos Porichis, Ph.D is one of ten recipients of the 2012 Global Infectious Disease Travel Grant from the Harvard Center for Global Health.   Dr. Porichis’ project was entitled “Immunoregulatory networks governing MTB and HIV-specific T cell function in HIV/MTB co-infection” and he aims to use the grant to support his […]

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K-RITH Student Receives Prize for Conference Research Paper

K-RITH sponsored student, Ngomu Akeem Akilimali received 2nd Prize for the Best Research Paper Presentation awarded by Discovery at the 3rd National TB Conference held in Durban June 2012.   His talk focused on how the HIV-induced upregulation of Leukocyte Immunoglobulin (Ig)-Like Receptors (LILRs) is abrogated in individuals co-infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Much research […]

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Altfeld Promoted to Professor of Medicine at HMS

Dr. Marcus Altfeld, Ragon Institute Investigator, has been promoted to Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  This appointment comes after many years of distinguished research both in Boston and South Africa.   Dr. Altfeld received his MD and PhD from the University of Cologne, Germany.  In 1999, he started his post-doctoral research work […]

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