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Dr. Jane Salmon, associate dean for faculty affairs and a professor of medicine, has been elected an honorary member of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). She is the second honoree from Weill Cornell Medicine and only the third American to receive this honor.
Dedicated to the treatment and prevention of rheumatism, EULAR represents professional rheumatology societies, as well as organizations for people with the disease, across Europe. Dr. Salmon was honored for her outstanding service toward EULAR’s goals, which include education, research, advocacy and raising EULAR’s profile.
Dr. Shuibing Chen, an associate professor of chemical biology in surgery and of chemical biology in biochemistry, has received the ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).
The annual award, which carries a $15,000 personal prize and is supported by the Dr. Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd., recognizes the exceptional achievements by an ISSCR member and investigator in the early part of her independent career in stem cell research. Dr. Chen was honored for her innovative chemical approaches in pluripotent stem cell research, and accepted her award at the ISSCR’s annual meeting, which took place June 20-23 in Melbourne, Australia, where she also presented her research.
Dr. Fei Wang, assistant professor of healthcare Policy and Research, received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his work developing computer models used to predict disease.
The foundation, which is dedicated to advancing the progress of science by funding research proposals, awards this prize annually to support the research projects and science outreach efforts of untenured junior faculty. The award comes with a minimum of $500,000 in funding, provided over the course of five years. Dr. Wang, along with 11 investigators from Cornell’s Ithaca campus, received their awards in March.