Friday, May 7, 2010

In General awards and honors

MGH Cancer Center members Daniel Haber, MD, PhD; Jeffrey Engelman, MD, Phd; Eunice Kwak, MD, PhD; Shyamala Maheswaran, PhD; Lecia Sequist, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Settleman, PhD; and Mehmet Tomer, PhD, were among the members of a collaborative thoracic oncology research team comprising the MGH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, BWH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The group received the AACR Team Science award at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., April 18 for their work on the impact of genetics in tumors of lung cancer patients. The team receives a $50,000 prize, which will be used to further their research.

Greg Low, RPh, PzhD, senior pharmacy project manager for Performance Analysis and Improvement, has been appointed to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Health Care Information Technology Advisory Council. The council’s role is to identify, evaluate and recommend academy action to address emerging health information technology issues that affect managed care pharmacy.

John Levinson, MD, PhD, of the MGH Division of Cardiology, will be awarded the American Heart Association’s Heart of Gold at the Boston Heart Ball May 8 at the Park Plaza Hotel. The Heart of Gold is presented annually to a member of the community who has enhanced the quality of life in the region. Levinson is being recognized for exemplifying the organization’s mission of building healthier lifestyles, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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