Friday, April 5, 2013

In General Awards and Honors: April 5, 2013

Susan Briggs, MD, MPH, director of the International Trauma and Disaster Institute at the MGH, will be honored in June with a Project Hope Global Health Partner Award. Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health crises, with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Briggs is recognized for her involvement in disaster relief efforts, both internationally and domestically, including the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina.

Annie Borden, RN, MPH, CHFN, of the Heart Failure Transitions Program, was honored by Project Hope as its February Volunteer of the Month. The global health organization recognized Borden for her distinguished service, including her recent trip to Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences Hospital in Vijayawada, India. While in India, Borden helped build nursing capacity at the hospital and completed a tropical medicine course. As a volunteer with Project Hope, Borden has also provided aid in Haiti, Benin, Togo, Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will inaugurate its first class of the Fellows of the AACR Academy at its April 6-7 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. 2009 Nobel Prize laureate Jack Szostak, PhD, of the Department of Molecular Biology and the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology, has been selected as a member of the inaugural class. The AACR Academy was created to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.

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