Tag: Awards + Announcements

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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Back on top: Whitehead reclaims title as best place for postdocs to work

March 1, 2011

For the second time in three years, Whitehead Institute has been named the best place in the country for postdoctoral researchers to work.

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch honored for groundbreaking stem cell research

February 15, 2011

Israel’s Wolf Foundation, whose stated mission is “to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind,” has named Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine.

Abraham Siegel

In Memoriam: Abraham J. Siegel

January 24, 2011

With the passing last week of Board Member Emeritus Abraham Siegel, Whitehead Institute has lost a true friend and one of its earliest and most trusted advisers.

Whitehead Member Hidde Ploegh honored for immunology research

January 24, 2011

The American Association of Immunologists has named Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh the recipient of its 2011 Meritorious Career Award.

Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver named AAAS Fellow

January 12, 2011

Whitehead Institute Member Terry Orr-Weaver has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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