UA researcher rarns Presidential Award for work on hidden virus

July 9, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: University of Arizona Communications] – The White House announced today that a University of Arizona researcher has won a top national honor for her work on a potentially deadly virus that affects the majority of people on Earth.

Felicia Goodrum, assistant professor in the departments of immunobiology and molecular and cellular biology and a member of the BIO5 Institute and Arizona Cancer Center, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

PECASE winners will receive up to a five-year research grant, and will be honored later this year at a White House ceremony.

Goodrum was among 100 young researchers and engineers receiving the award.

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