Tag: Awards + Announcements

Gabriel Victora

Whitehead Fellow receives prestigious NIH Early Independence Award

September 28, 2012

Whitehead Fellow Gabriel Victora has been named a recipient of a 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award, aimed at accelerating the careers of exceptionally creative junior scientists.

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Whitehead Member to receive NIH grant for "high-risk, high-reward" research

September 13, 2012

Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh has been named a recipient of a 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award, intended to accelerate the pursuit of potentially groundbreaking research.

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Whitehead Member Mary Gehring receives prestigious young investigator award

September 6, 2012

Whitehead Member Mary Gehring has been selected as a recipient of the Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award, funded by The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation and administered by a joint committee appointed by the Genetics Society of America and the American Society of Human Genetics.

Whitehead Member Richard Young elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2012

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Whitehead Institute’s Richard Young is among 84 new Academy members elected in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Once again, Whitehead Institute is the best place for postdocs

March 29, 2012

For the second year in a row, Whitehead Institute has been dubbed the best place in the United States for postdoctoral researchers to work. The honor was bestowed by The Scientist magazine, which conducts an annual survey of postdocs at research institutions internationally.

Whitehead Director talks Y chromosome with Stephen Colbert

March 27, 2012

Whitehead Institute Director David Page appeared last night on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report to engage in a little lively banter about the future of the human Y chromosome.

Robert Weinberg received his award from Dr. Giuseppe Bernardi

Whitehead Member Robert Weinberg honored for cancer genetics research

March 23, 2012

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) reported today that Whitehead Institute Founding Member Robert Weinberg is the 2012 Recipient of the Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research.

Prominent stem cell group honors Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch

February 24, 2012

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has named Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch the winner of the 2012 McEwen Award for Innovation.

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In Memoriam: John Pratt

February 19, 2012

The entire Whitehead Institute community is profoundly saddened by news of Friday night's passing of John Pratt, the Institute’s former Associate Director and a central figure in establishing what would become one of the world’s preeminent biomedical research institutions.

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch honored with National Medal of Science

September 27, 2011

For the second straight year, President Barack Obama is recognizing a member of the Whitehead Institute faculty with the nation’s highest scientific honor.

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Whitehead Member Mary Gehring named a Pew Scholar

June 14, 2011

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Whitehead Institute Member Mary Gehring a 2011 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Whitehead Institute Director honored with March of Dimes Prize

April 21, 2011

Whitehead Institute Director David Page has been named a recipient of the 2011 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. The prize honors Page’s groundbreaking body of research on the human Y chromosome.

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