David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presents award for excellence in basic science research

Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,” Martin said.Zoghbi, who holds faculty appointments at Baylor in pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology, and neuroscience, said she was humbled by the recognition and hopeful that her work inspires a new generation of physician-scientists.Reed Hutchinson/UCLADr. Huda Zoghbi“If you would like to work on something, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise,” Zoghbi said.She delivered her Switzer Prize lecture, “Genetic and Neurophysiological Approaches to Tackle Neurodevelopmental Disorders,” to an audience of about 250 in UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building auditorium. Zoghbi also met with UCLA research fellows, doctoral candidates and faculty to share insights from her career.After treating patients for years as a pediatrician, she became fascinated with the origins of disease and undertook a three-year fellow...
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Dr. Huda Zoghbi, a Baylor College of Medicine professor whose work holds promise for treating a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, received an annual award for excellence in biological and biomedical sciences research from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.The medical school ’s dean, Dr. Kelsey Martin, presented Zoghbi with the 2017Switzer Prize during a Feb. 16 ceremony. Zoghbi received a $25,000 honorarium and a statuette.“Her story is a beautiful illustration of the connection between medicine and science, and a lesson in the value of maintaining curiosity and open-mindedness,&rdq...
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