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The Medical College of Wisconsin

Researchers, faculty, staff honored

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Two Medical College of Wisconsin female researchers were honored at MCW’s ninth annual Women in Science Awards Luncheon on Oct. 29.

The recipient of the $10,000 Women Pioneers in Research Award for 2015 was Dr. Mary Eapen, professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) and senior scientific director for research operations in the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research.

The recipient for this year’s $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. Award for an Outstanding Woman Postdoctoral Researcher was Sushma Kommineni, a postdoctoral fellow in pediatrics.

In other MCW news, Dr. Elizabeth Ellinas, associate professor of anesthesiology and chief of obstetric anesthesia, was selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.

Lastly, three MCW leaders received a Distinguished Service Award, which is MCW’s highest faculty and staff honor. They are Joseph Besharse, Marvin Wagner Professor, chair of the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy, and research director of the Eye Institute; Richard Katschke, associate vice president of communications; and David Mattson, professor of physiology.


Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

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