Dr. Said Ibrahim, chief of the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion and professor of healthcare policy and research, has been selected to serve as a member of the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Advisory Council for a term ending September 30, 2022. The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Research Advisory Councils are consulted by and provide advice to the NTH Director concerning pertinent programs. As a new member of the council, Dr. Ibrahim will review and make recommendations regarding grant applications to support biomedical research and research training activities.
Dr. John Leonard, associate dean of clinical research and the Richard T. Silver Distinguished Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology, won the Lymphoma Research Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Leonard served as chair of the foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board and oversaw the creation of the Lymphoma Clinical Research Mentoring Program, a mentoring and training program for early-career lymphoma researchers, and provided instrumental support in the creation of the Adolescent/Young Adult Lymphoma Initiative. The foundation is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused health organization devoted to improving care through education and support services and improving outcomes through investment in research.
Dr. Christopher Mason, associate professor of physiology and biophysics, of neuroscience and of computational genomics in computational biomedicine, was awarded the Science and Media Award by the American College of Nutrition. The award acknowledges a journalist, nutrition professional, author or a well-known spokesperson for his or her outstanding media contribution to promote better nutrition. The college’s mission is to advance nutrition science to prevent and treat disease by stimulating nutrition research and publication, elevating nutrition knowledge among clinicians and researchers and providing practical guidance on clinical nutrition.