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Philippe Bourgois, director of the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities at UCLA’s Semel Institute and a professor-in-residence of psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academy has announced.
Founded in 1780, the academy honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators and engages them in sharing knowledge and addressing challenges facing the world.
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Philippe Bourgois (photo credit - Lisa Godfrey)
Bourgois, an anthropologist, is leading the Center for Social Medicine's new initiative documenting the intersection between mental illness, poverty, incarceration, homelessness and racism in Los Angeles.
Bourgois is widely known for his work as a medical anthropologist, in which he has closely documented the lives of homeless drug addicts in San Francisco, crack addicts in New York and drug dealers in Philadelphia.
His book, Righteous Dopefiend, published in 2009 by University of California Press, chronicles a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco over the course of a decade. An upcoming book, Cornered, to be published by Princeton University Press, is based on almost a dozen years of collaborative, participant-observation fieldwork in a segregated Puerto Rican neighborhood in Philadelphia dominated by open-air narcotics markets.
Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski, MD, PhD
We are pleased to announce that Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski, MD, PhD has been selected by The Transplantation Society (TTS) as the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievements (Basic Science). This award, given every two years in recognition of exceptional contribution to the field of organ transplantation worldwide, will be presented at the upcoming TTS meeting in Madrid, Spain on July 4, 2018.
Dr. Kupiec-Weglinski, the inaugural Paul I. Terasaki Endowed Chair in Surgery, has been leading basic and translational research at the Dumont-UCLA Transplantation Center since 1997.
He currently serves as Director on NIH-funded Program Project Grant and Principal Investigator on three RO1s, which address the urgent need to increase the supply and quality of donor organs available for transplantation. In a career spanning forty years, Jerzy epitomizes a transplant researcher, scholar and teacher of the very highest caliber with outstanding national and international renown.
Please join us as I congratulate Dr. Kupiec-Weglinski on the honor and recognition bestowed upon him through this prestigious TTS Award.