Honors for De Waal, Holladay and Lamb
Emory Report | Oct. 4, 2013
Frans de Waal will receive the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award from Montana State University.
The award was established by George Keremedjiev, founder and director of the American Computer and Robotics Museum in Bozeman, Mont.
De Waal is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior in the psychology department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
De Waal's research centers on primate social behavior. He is the author of numerous books including "The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates."He will give a talk and book signing at Montana State University and a Bozeman bookstore on Oct. 3.
Carl Holladay has been nominated to be president of the Society for New Testament Studies for 2016-17.
Holladay is Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament Studies in the Candler School of Theology.
The society, officially named Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, began in the late 1930s as a joint effort by continental and British New Testament scholars to form a professional society dedicated to "the furtherance of new Testament studies." Holladay will begin his tenure as deputy-president elect, culminating over four years as past president.
Tracey Lamb has been has given an NIH New Innovator Award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Lamb is assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases in the School of Medicine and a researcher in the Center for Immunology and Vaccines at Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
The object of Lamb's funded project is to begin to develop yeast as a vaccine delivery system, and in doing so to change the way vaccines are administered, replacing needle stick shots with oral preparations. This will reduce expense to produce and make vaccines easier to administer.
The awards are given to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research and are part of the NIH Common Fund's High Risk-High Reward Program.
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