Tag: Awards + Announcements

Communications Office wins award for science writing

April 21, 2004

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs has received a Gold Medal for Excellence in Science News Writing for a package of articles about Whitehead research on prions, microRNAs, the Y chromosome and efforts to create a biological library of molecules with drug-development potential.

Alex d’Arbeloff named to Whitehead Institute Board of Directors

March 17, 2004

Teradyne, Inc. founder and former Chairman of the MIT Corporation Alex d’Arbeloff has been named to the Board of Directors for Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. d’Arbeloff is presently a professor of practice at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and honorary chairman of the MIT Corporation.

Whitehead Director elected to Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors

February 5, 2004

Susan Lindquist, director of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and a professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson.

Whitehead scientist named president of Genetics Society of America

January 28, 2004

Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver has been elected president of the Genetics Society of America, a nonprofit scientific organization whose members specialize in genetic studies.

Robert Weinberg awarded 2004 Wolf Prize in Medicine

January 14, 2004

Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat, chairperson of the Wolf Foundation Council, announced that the 2004 Wolf Prize in Medicine, in the amount of $100,000, was jointly awarded to Whitehead founding Member Robert Weinberg.

Robert Langer Appointed to Whitehead Institute Board of Directors

December 9, 2003

Robert Langer, the Kenneth J. Germeshausen professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at MIT, is a pioneer in biomedical engineering and author of more than 500 issued and pending patents. His research on drug delivery and tissue engineering serves as a foundation for today's $20 billion drug-delivery industry.

Villa-Komaroff Named to TKT Board of Directors

December 2, 2003

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, chief operating officer and vice president for research at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, has been named to the board of directors for Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (TKT), a Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company.

Whitehead Researchers Recognized for Scientific Contributions

November 18, 2003

The American Society of Human Genetics presented awards to Whitehead Member David Page and former graduate student Sjoerd Repping during its 53rd annual meeting, held recently in Los Angeles.

Photo Exhibit Featuring Revolutionary Figures Includes Whitehead Scientists

November 4, 2003

A new photography exhibit recognizing leaders in science, the arts, politics and society includes images of Whitehead scientists Rudolf Jaenisch and Eric Lander. “Something Better Change,” an exhibit by Cambridge-based photographer John Nikolai, opens Nov. 4 at the Zeitgeist Gallery.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff among 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America

October 16, 2003

Whitehead Institute’s Vice President for Research and Chief Operating Officer Lydia Villa-Komaroff has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America by Hispanic Business Magazine.

Committee Recommends Balanced Approach to Bioterrorism Threats

October 9, 2003

Research in the life sciences has fueled advances that have fostered gains inpublic health and in the development of detection methods to improve America’s defenses against biological threats. But some of the technologies that lead to medical benefits also could be used to create biological weapons.

"Photogram" Exhibit Shows Science and Art in Silhouette

October 2, 2003

Showcasing the similarities between science and art is one motivation behind a special photography exhibit in New York that features Whitehead Institute scientists Susan Lindquist and Eric Lander.

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