awards and honors

Dr. Wayne Grody awarded as 2018 Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science

UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics would like to congratulate its very own faculty member, Dr. Wayne Grody for being awarded this year as a 2018 fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Grody is a Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Pediatrics; and Human Genetics at the UCLA School of Medicine, and at the UCLA…

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Congratulations to HBS major Mili Patel

“UCLA International Institute, August 9, 2018 — The Global Health Program of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) holds an annual poster competition open to undergraduate and graduate students of its member universities. Posters can be on any global health topic, but must represent original research. Winning entries are presented at the annual APRU Global Health Conference, to be held this year at the…

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Patrick Allard, Hannah Landecker and Amander Clark Awarded a John Templeton Foundation Grant

A UCLA research team led by Patrick Allard, assistant professor of society and genetics, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation as part of the foundation’s funding efforts for research into genetics. The project’s co-leaders are Amander Clark, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, and Hannah Landecker, director of the UCLA Institute for Society and…

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Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Awards $1M to 8 Research Projects

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge awarded its second round of competitive research grants this month, providing $1 million to eight new projects led by UCLA researchers who will study self-driving cars, improve ways to capture and distribute solar power, map wild mammals in urban L.A., and more. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is a university-wide research initiative to transition…

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Michael Alfaro Awarded the Faculty Student Development DEI Award

Professor Michael Alfaro, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is this year’s Faculty Student Development DEI Award recipient. In the Spring of 2014, Professor Alfaro was one of the campus leaders who was tasked with developing a proposal to establish a diversity course requirement for undergraduate students in the College of Letters and Science. The proposal…

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Jessica Lynch Alfaro and Michael Alfaro Awarded a Grant Through São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Congratulations to ISG Faculty, Jessica Lynch Alfaro and Michael Alfaro, who were awarded a grant through the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), “Phenotypic plasticity of robust Capuchin monkeys (genus Sapajus): research on the effects of distinct ontogenetic trajectories and context-dependent activation,” under PI Patricia Izar, Psychology Department, University of São Paulo, Brazil. This is an interdisciplinary grant that will study behavioral…

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