Sunday, November 07, 2004

Damasios to be Awarded Jean-Louis Signoret Prize

From this past Wednesday's Iowa City Press-Citizen:
Damasio couple wins prestigious prize
By the Press-Citizen
03 November 2004

Two physicians from the University of Iowa will receive an important honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 in the Salpetrière Hospital in Paris, France.

UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine faculty members Antonio Damasio, M.D., Ph.D., the M.W. Van Allen Professor and Head of the UI Department of Neurology, and Hanna Damasio, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Neurology and director of the Human Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging Laboratory, will receive the Jean-Louis Signoret Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience. La Fondation Ipsen sponsors the prize.

The international jury cited the contributions of the Damasios to the neurobiological understanding of social cognition. This marks the first time that two investigators will share the prize. Previous recipients of the prestigious honor include neuroscientists Eric Kandel of Columbia University and Jean-Pierre Changeux of Institut Pasteur.
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