Category Archives: awards and honors

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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Recipients of the 2014 Seed Grants Announced

Five principal investigators from the US and South Africa were awarded the first round of funding from the new Ragon TB Seed Grants.   One of the primary missions of the Ragon Institute is to provide a means for rapidly funding promising studies and emerging concepts in the field of HIV research. Since 2009, the […]

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Ndhlovu Recognized by CAVD as Early Career Investigator

This month, Ragon Institute Instructor Zaza Ndhlovu, PhD was recognized by the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) for significant contributions to research conducted within the CAVD.   The Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) is an international network of scientists and experts dedicated to designing a variety of novel HIV vaccine candidates and advancing […]

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Boucau Recieves Postdoc Recognition Award

Dr. Julie Boucau, postdoctoral fellow at Ragon, has been selected as a winner of the Postdoc Recognition Award by the Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA).   The MGPA is an association which serves the MGH postdoctoral community, providing support for research and career related matters, and provides a platform for interaction of postdoctoral research fellows […]

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Thobakgale Recognized by Wellcome and South African Academy of Science

Dr. Christina Thobakgale, senior lecturer and researcher at the Ragon-affiliated HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, was recently recognized for two prestigious awards.   In November, Dr. Thobakgale was nominated into the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Every year, only 10 new members are selected from across South […]

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Tully Awarded amfAR Fellowship

Dec 04

Tully Awarded amfAR Fellowship

Ragon Institute Research Fellow Dr. Damien Tully has been awarded the amfAR Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Basic Biomedical Research.   The Krim Fellowship program is an annual research initiative which supports young scientists seeking innovative solutions to HIV/AIDS.  This years six recipients, will each be awarded $150,000 over two years to support their research.   Dr. […]

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Byrne Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Ragon Institute undergraduate Elizabeth Hockfield Byrne is one of 32 American men and women chosen as Rhodes Scholars this year.   The Rhodes Scholarship, created in 1903 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, is the oldest and most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world.  Each year, a class of 83 students […]

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Thobakgale Recognized as Top African Female Scientist

Sep 12

Thobakgale Recognized as Top African Female Scientist

South African newspaper The Mail & Guardian, recently named Dr. Christina Thobakgale second runner up in the field of distinguished young women in the life sciences for 2013.   Dr. Thobakgale graduated with a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 2012 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Ragon Institute and at UKZN […]

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Porichis Named Director of International Programs

Aug 27

Porichis Named Director of International Programs

The Ragon Institute is happy to announce that Dr. Filippos Porichis has been appointed the new Director of International Programs at Ragon.  This position was previously held by Dr. Marylyn Addo who vacated the position this summer to accept a position as  Director of the Division of Emerging Infections, Department of Medicine, at the University […]

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Slavin and Ragons Recognized for Philanthropy

Jul 23

Slavin and Ragons Recognized for Philanthropy

Terry and Susan Ragon and Peter Slavin have been selected by Boston Magazine for their list of Boston’s 25 most powerful philanthropists.   Dr. Peter Slavin, Massachusetts General Hospital President, is recognized at number 18 for establishing the Campaign for the Third Century of MGH Medicine to raise money for research and patient care.   […]

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