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Sally Kornbluth's Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Sally Kornbluth’s Tenure as Provost at Duke University Extended for Five Years

Dr. Kornbluth became provost on July 1, 2014. Earlier, she had served as the James B. Duke Professor of pharmacology and cancer biology and the vice dean for basic science at the Duke School of Medicine. She will now serve as provost until at least 2024.

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

Yale School of Medicine Honors a Pioneering Woman Faculty Member

The Yale School of Medicine has announced the establishment of an endowed professorship to honor the late Carolyn Walsh Slayman. Dr. Slayman served on the faculty of the medical school for nearly a half century until her death in December 2016.

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Mary Elizabeth Hatten of Rockefeller University in New York City, Laura Micheletti Puaca of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, Beth Wilson of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nicole Lautze of the University of Hawaii, and Kelli McMahan of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

Four Women Professors Selected to Received Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Titia de Lange of Rockefeller University in New York, Breanne Fahs of Arizona State University, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Florida State University.

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

In Memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, 1937-2016

Dr. Slayman served on the faculty at Yale Medical School for nearly a half century. She was the first woman to chair a department at the medical school and the first woman to be named a deputy dean.

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Elaine Fuchs Selected to Receive the Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Dr. Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City. The Vanderbilt Prize honors women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments for 10 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions.

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann to Receive the $125,000 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann is the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City. She will be honored at MIT on March 30.

Women Faculty Members Who Have Earned Notable Honors and Awards

Women Faculty Members Who Have Earned Notable Honors and Awards

The honorees are Mary Beth Hatten of Rockefeller University, Diane Kellogg of Bentley University, Mary Alice Bruce of the University of Wyoming, Lisa Graley of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Gina Athena Ulysse of Wesleyan University, and Virginia Howard of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

<em>Business Insider</em> Honors the "Groundbreaking Women Scientists" at U.S. Universities

Business Insider Honors the “Groundbreaking Women Scientists” at U.S. Universities

Business Insider recently published its list of “50 Groundbreaking Scientists Who are Changing the Way We See the World.” Of these 50 groundbreaking scientists, 15 are women and 11 of these women have current ties to academic institutions in the United States.

Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Neurobiologist Cori Bargmann to Be Awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal

Cori Bargmann, the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and the director of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University in New York City, has been selected to receive the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

Two Women Among the Inaugural Winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Two Women Among the Inaugural Winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Eleven scientists have been selected to receive $3 million each as the inaugural winners of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Conrelia Bargmann and Titia de Lange, both professors at Rockefeller University in New York City, are the only two women among the group of winners.

Yale University's Joan Steitz Receives Two Major Awards

Yale University’s Joan Steitz Receives Two Major Awards

Dr. Steitz, a pioneer in the field of RNA biology, will receive the 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from Rockefeller University and the 2012 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science.

Three Women From MIT Share in $1 Million Kavli Prizes

Three Women From MIT Share in $1 Million Kavli Prizes

Midred Dresselhaus, Ann Graybiel, and Jane Luu of MIT along with Cornelia Isabella Bargmann of Rockefeller University will receive a Kavli award from King Harald of Norway in September.