ISG Postdoc Sharlene Santana accepted to NSF summer workshop

ISG Postdoctoral Scholar Sharlene Santana has been accepted to participate in the Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching (FIRST) workshop for Postdoctoral Fellows, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  We all congratulate Dr. Santana on this wonderful news! Description FIRST IV is designed to reform undergraduate science education through professional development of postdocs who will design an inquiry-based, student-centered undergraduate…

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ISG Faculty Stefan Timmermans named Chair of Dept of Sociology

Professor Stefan Timmermans has accepted the position of Chair of the UCLA Department of Sociology. He will officially assume the position July 1, 2011. He is currently Vice Chair of that department, and a ISG Faculty member. Professor Timmermans, a world expert in the social aspects of illness, death and dying, is an accomplished researcher and a committed teacher who joined UCLA’s…

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UCLA ISG Postdocs Receive Diversity Award

We are very pleased to announce that UCLA Postdoctoral Scholars Drs. Jennifer Smith and Lindsay Smith have each been awarded funds by the UCLA Diversity Program for Innovative Courses in Undergraduate Education. Each of them will receive $10,000 toward the direct costs associated with their selected course, with any remaining balance awarded as a researched stipend. Dr. Jennifer Smith was…

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Dr. Eric Vilain Recipient Of Prestigious Mead Johnson Award

ISG  Director, Dr. Eric Vilain, has been named as the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Mead Johnson Award for outstanding achievements in Pediatrics. Given since 1939, the award, which honors outstanding scientific achievement in pediatrics, includes a $15,000 honorarium, a plaque, and travel expenses to enable the recipient to present a review of research accomplishments at the 2011 Pediatric Academic…

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Dog+Human Symposium Featured in UCLA News

UCLA Today discussed our annual symposium in an article titled, An Evolutionary Tale About Dogs And Humans. Full story here [excerpt] A study of the evolution of dogs has opened new and unparalleled doorways to understanding how genes and the genome produce diversity.  Held Feb. 25-26, the two-day public symposium, “Made for Each Other? Dog and Human Co-evolution,” brought together…

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