AAAS Honors Three from NIH
Three NIH scientists are among 146 fellows elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Apr. 17; they will be formally inducted in ceremonies Oct. 3 in Cambridge, Mass.
NINDS's McFarland Awarded Dystel Prize
Dr. Henry McFarland, chief of NINDS's Neuroimmunology Branch, recently received the John Jay Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting in Minneapolis. Sponsored by AAN and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the prize was established by Marion and Oscar Dystel of Purchase, N.Y., whose son developed MS. McFarland, who received a $7,500 prize and presented a lecture titled "Evolving Concepts of the Natural History of the Lesion in MS," was honored for his outstanding clinical and investigative contributions. Many of his publications serve as guidelines for others conducting research on MS.
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