Archive Tag: Recognition

Several faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge were included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. (L-R) A. Xiangfeng Duan, B. Michael Jerrett, C. Peter Kareiva, D. Nathan Kraft, E. Dennis Lettenmaier, F. Yang Yang, G. Daniel Geschwind, H. Nelson Freimer, I. Michael Sofroniew.
UCLA

UCLA had 30 faculty members included on the “2017 Highly Cited Researchers” list that is published annually by Clarivate Analytics. And of those, several are faculty members involved with the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge and Depression Grand Challenge. Inclusion on the list is an honor as it is an indication that these faculty members are among the most reputable scientists in Read more

On November 24, 2017, Fox News reported on the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge’s (DGC) efforts to eradicate depression by the end of the century. In the news segment, Claudia Cowan, a FOX News Channel (FNC) San Francisco-based correspondent, reports on the 100k study and interviews Dr. Nelson Freimer, director of the DGC. The study is designed to unlock the genetic, Read more

Sam Emaminejad receives NARSAD grant for research on molecular biomarkers for depression

Congratulations to Sam Emaminejad, assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering department at UCLA, for receiving a NARSAD grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.  The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation recognizes scientists that are considered game-changers in the field of mental health research. In the past NARSAD grant recipients have gone on to shape Read more

Shaily Mahendra, a UCLA associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Samueli Fellow.
UCLA

UCLA associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Shaily Mahendra received the 2017 Paul L. Busch Award  in recognition of her innovative and promising technology to remove harmful pollutants from water using enzymes and a delivery system that has been successful in medical applications in the past. Her work proposes to use this tried and true technology to treat Read more

Dr. Peyman Golshani, Daniel Aharoni and UCLA colleagues are making detailed instructions for building the device available to other scientists around the world.
Leigh Hopper/UCLA Health

UCLA researchers score a $8.3 million grant from the National Science Foundations because they have made it possible to literally see inside an animal’s brain with the invention of a tiny microscope. This project has been established through a collaboration among professors Peyman Golshani, Tad Blair, Jason Cong and Alcino Silva, Sotiris Masmanidis and Daniel Aharoni, all of UCLA; and Alipasha Vaziri, a professor at Read more