Grantees Win Benjamin Franklin Medals
NIGMS grantee Dr. K. Barry Sharpless (l) is one of six recipients of the Benjamin Franklin Medal. He is a professor in the department of chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. He will receive the award, which is administered through the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, for inventing methods that provide exquisite control of the three-dimensional shapes of synthesized molecules.
Dr. Judah Folkman (r), an NCI grantee, will also receive the medal for his research on arresting tumor
growth by preventing the formation of new blood vessels.
NEI's Everett Gets Fellowship Award
Donald F. Everett, NEI program director for collaborative clinical
research, received an honorary fellowship award from the American
Academy of Optometry recently. He is one of only four recipients in
the history of the academy to receive this award. The academy
honors recipients for their outstanding contributions to vision
research. Everett was recognized for his "distinguished contributions
to eye care and vision research." He is responsible for overseeing
multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. He has been a
program director with NEI's Extramural and Collaborative Program
since May 1990.
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