Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD, chief of Genetics, was awarded a $4.5 million grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to study the many genetic causes of autism.
Pedro J. del Nido, MD, chief of Cardiac Surgery, received one of three grants from the Food and Drug Administration to develop a Pediatric Cardiac Device Consortium. The grant will be used to spur the development of medical devices for children.
Samuel E. Lux IV, MD, vice-chair of Research, director of the Internship Selection Committee and vice-chair for Science in the Department of Medicine, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boston Business Journal as part of its annual Champions in Health Care issue.
Donald Ingber, MD, PhD, of Vascular Biology, has been awarded the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship for his outstanding achievements, high level of originality and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.
Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, is the new director of the Solid Tumor Program, program leader for Experimental Therapeutics and medical director of the Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials section. Previously at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo specializes in treating children with sarcomas and rare cancers.
Norman P. Spack, MD, co-director of the Gender Management Service Clinic at Children’s, received an award from the Gender Identity Research and Education Society of the U.K. for his work writing the Endocrine Society’s new guidelines for the endocrine management of transsexual people.
Richard G. Bachur, MD, has been appointed chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s. Dr. Bachur completed his residency and fellowship at Children’s, including a year as chief resident. In addition to his outstanding clinical work, Dr. Bachur has a distinguished record as an educator and investigator.
Loren D. Walensky, MD, PhD, an attending physician in Hematology/Oncology, won one of the new NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Awards for a study called “A lexicon of stapled peptide helices engineered to capture the protein interactom.”
Mary Ellen Beck Wohl, MD, former chief of the Division of Respiratory Diseases, passed away in October. She came to Children’s in 1962 as a fellow in medicine and became a pioneer in understanding the unique properties of newborns’ and infants’ lungs, focusing on diseases such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiolitis and asthma.