Dr. Jessica Fanzo, newly-arrived Assistant Professor with appointments in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and the Institute of Human Nutrition, has been recognized for her outstanding work on sustainable food and diets for long-term human health. The prize was awarded by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation. The award (100,000 Euros) honors researchers whose work has been recognized for their exceptional scientific quality and have been widely published in the field of nutritional science. Jessica's work has focused on "food system" approaches to improved food security and nutrition for vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, where the burden of undernutrition is high. She has focused her efforts working across sectors and disciplines within nutrition and has incorporated aspects of basic science, large scale nutrition intervention programs, governance and policy, and food-based approaches into her work. This award recognizes her contributions to innovative and sustainable solutions for people’s health.
Anne Gershon, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was selected to receive the Gold Medal of the Albert Sabin Vaccine Institute for 2013 for her research on varicella zoster virus (VZV) and VZV vaccines against chickenpox and shingles. She received the medal at a special ceremony at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Infectious Diseases on April 23, 2013.
Sruti Nadimpalli, MD, a pediatric infectious diseases fellow, has received an Early Career Award from the Thrasher Research Foundation (2 years, $25,000) for her project entitled, “Identification of Infectious Agents in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Specimens Using New Diagnostic Methods.”
Richard A. Polin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair, and Chief of the Division of Neonatology, has been appointed Chair of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics