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Awards and Honors Across Weill Cornell Medicine: August 31, 2020

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Dr. Jane Salmon, associate dean of faculty affairs and a professor of medicine, has been awarded the 2020 Lupus Insight Prize from the Lupus Research Alliance. The prize annually recognizes an important, novel insight or discovery that holds the promise of advancing the understanding of lupus and has a high likelihood of improving the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Dr. Salmon is being honored for her work in improving the health of pregnant women with lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome, another autoimmune disease. The prize will be presented to Dr. Salmon at a virtual ceremony Sept. 25 during the Lupus 21st Century meeting.

Dr. Jonathan Victor, the Fred Plum Professor of Neurology and a professor of neuroscience, is part of a team of investigators that has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience program (NeuroNex), which helps support the development of new tools and theories to solve the mysteries of the brain. The research project, called Odor2Action, is led by CU Boulder and involves a network of researchers from institutions across the world with the objective of understanding how animals use odor signals to shape key aspects of their behavior, such as identifying food sources and navigating through their environment.

Dr. Parag Goyal, assistant professor of medicine and a heart failure cardiologist, has received The Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging. This prestigious research award is a 5-year grant in the amount of $1.1 million and will support development and testing of Dr. Goyal’s novel strategy for deprescribing medication in older adults with heart failure.

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