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Mar
13
Wed
3rd Annual Ralph L. Brinster Symposium & Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine @ Smilow Center for Translational Research
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine recognizes foundational discoveries in the fields of biological science and medicine. The Prize— a medal, a citation, and a monetary award of $100,000—is awarded annually to an individual from any country to recognize their outstanding discovery for its unique impact on biomedicine. 

The Ralph L. Brinster Symposium is an annual scientific symposium, held in conjunction with the Prize, to highlight breakthrough science across the entire spectrum of biomedical research. The Symposium, co-sponsored by the Deans of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, features presentations from extraordinary scientists who rank among the leaders in their fields.

 

Registration is now open for the for the 3rd Annual Elaine Redding Brinster Prize Ceremony and Ralph L. Brinster Symposium. We hope that you will join us from 9:30am to 5pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research, or by viewing the days events online!

 

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine recognizes foundational discoveries in the fields of biological science and medicine. The Prize is awarded annually to an individual from any country to recognize their outstanding discovery for its unique impact on biomedicine. This year, we are honoring Stuart H. Orkin, MD of the Harvard Medical School for his landmark discoveries of the molecular basis of blood disorders and gene regulatory mechanisms governing blood cell development.

 

Orkin will accept the prize as part of the day-long Ralph L. Brinster Symposium. The symposium will feature eminent speakers from across the biomedical sciences, including Titia de Lange, PhD, Professor and Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, Director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at the Rockefeller University; Carla Shatz, PhD, Sapp Family Provostial Professor, the Catherine Holman Johnson Director of Stanford Bio-X, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Stanford University; Alejandro Sànchez Alvarado, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer, the Sánchez Laboratory, Stowers Institute for Medical Research; and Marianne Bronner, PhD, Edward B. Lewis Professor of Biology, Director of the Beckman Institute, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

 

Whether you plan to attend virtually or in person, please register here!

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize and Ralph L. Brinster Symposium are generously funded by endowments provided by the children of Elaine Redding Brinster and Ralph Brinster.

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Apr
22
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Richard A. Young
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Richard A. Young

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Dr. Richard A. Young from MIT.

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

May
13
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Andrew P. McMahon
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Seminar Series: Dr. Andrew P. McMahon

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Dr. Andrew P. McMahon from USC.

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).