The American Society for Cell Biology has given the Bruce Alberts Award for Excellence in Science to SAMUEL C. SILVERSTEIN, M.D., John C. Dalton Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and professor of medicine. He accepted the award in December for his work with the Columbia Summer Research Program for Science Teachers, which allows science teachers to conduct full-time research at Columbia University laboratories under the mentorship of university faculty.
WAYNE A. HENDRICKSON, PH.D., University Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, is a recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. The award given to those who live or work in New York City recognizes Dr. Hendrickson for his innovations in the field of X-ray diffraction methods and his leadership in the field of structural biology.
ALLAN ROSENFIELD, M.D., dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, was honored for his 10 years of service to the New York State AIDS Advisory Council at its November meeting. The council helps to guide state policy and procedures regarding HIV and AIDS.
The Office of Minority Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded its first 21st Century Equity Award to H. JACK GEIGER, M.D., visiting professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Geiger was recognized for his contributions to the health of ethnic and racial minority populations and to the elimination of health disparities.
The American Stroke Association’s Council on Stroke has awarded RALPH SACCO,M.D., the 2006 William Feinberg Award for Excellence in Clinical Stroke. Dr. Sacco is professor of neurology and epidemiology in the Sergievsky Center; director of the Stroke and Critical Care Division and associate chair for clinical research and training at the Neurological Institute; and an attending neurologist at New York- Presbyterian Hospital. He will be honored for his work at the International Stroke Conference 2006.