AWIS Honors Kleinman
Dr. Hynda Kleinman, recently accepted the Mentoring Award for 1999 from the Bethesda chapter of the Association for Women in Science. Chief of NIDCR's cell biology section, she has been at NIH since 1975. In 1992, she served as chair of the task force on the status of intramural women scientists. She has given many talks on how to promote the status of women scientists and has worked to promote awards for women scientists as well as to increase the number of women speakers at meetings and the number of women on editorial boards. She has also mentored summer students and postdoctoral fellows in her laboratory, and served as a judge for local science fairs and the Westinghouse (now Intel) Talent Search. Her fellows have gone on to distinguished careers throughout the country.
Hallenbeck Receives Mihara Award
Dr. John M. Hallenbeck, chief of the NINDS intramural Stroke Branch, recently received the Mihara Award from the Charitable Trust Mihara Cerebrovascular Disorder Fund. Created in 1981, the award is given annually to a single researcher in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to the field of cerebrovascular disease. Hallenbeck was chosen for his research demonstrating that inflammatory and immune mediators impair microcirculatory perfusion and participate in the progressive damage to the brain that occurs in the early hours after a stroke. Nominations for the award are made by chairs of neurology and neurosurgery departments at research and medical institutions in Japan. Generally the award is given to outstanding Japanese scientists. Hallenbeck is one of a few international scientists who have won the award. He received the award along with a prize of 10 million yen at a private ceremony held in Tokyo.