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2013-10-02 16:24:45

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the hiring of Anna-Marie Rooney as its Chief Communications Officer, to oversee all aspects of the world-renowned Institute's communications efforts including strategy, print publications, media relations, electronic/web communications, social media outreach, and multimedia resources. "Anna-Marie is a gifted and skillful communicator with an outstanding combination of...

2013-04-12 08:24:57

NEW YORK, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This date in 1955 will forever be remembered as the day epidemic polio, "the killer, the crippler" disease, began losing its grip, historians say. Today, the March of Dimes celebrates the Salk polio vaccine and other significant research and medical breakthroughs for the health of babies and children over the past 75 years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) "My father was committed to his research and was...

2013-01-23 08:27:48

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies has received a $42 million gift--the largest in the Institute's history--to establish the Helmsley Center for Genomic Medicine (HCGM), a research center dedicated to decoding the common genetic factors underlying many complex chronic human diseases. The award, from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will support interdisciplinary research that paves the way to new therapies for chronic...

2012-11-13 08:36:03

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in open innovation, crowdsourcing, and prize competitions, and BeyondPolio, an initiative of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and the investment firm Spencer Trask, today announced the solutions of its first Innovation Challenge which sought to identify ways to reduce the cost and facilitate the use of the inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in low- and middle-income countries. This Challenge achieved...

2012-04-04 14:22:27

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faculty members Reuben Shaw and Lei Wang, have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the Salk Institute after a rigorous evaluation process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific peers. The career milestone distinguishes these two investigators as leading authorities in their respective disciplines who have made original, innovative and notable contributions to biological research. "Awarding...

2011-04-22 09:54:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After undergoing an extensive review process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific leaders in their respective fields, Leanne Jones and Satchidananda Panda have been promoted to Associate Professor, and E.J. Chichilnisky, Andrew Dillin, Martin Hetzer, and Jan Karlseder to full Professor, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced today. "Faculty are the intellectual capital of the Salk Institute...

2010-11-29 04:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced the establishment of the Renato Dulbecco Chair in Genomics and the Roger Guillemin Chair in Neuroscience based on an endowment of $6 million from Irwin Jacobs, chairman of the Salk's Board of Trustees, and his wife Joan Klein Jacobs. "The creation of each chair will pay permanent tribute to the extraordinary research contributions of these two remarkable scientists," said...