News and Breakthroughs
Research scientists at Cedars-Sinai continually advance a new understanding of diseases, as well as new ideas and technologies for prevention and treatment. This diligence generates a steady stream of news about their transformational achievements and their benefits to healthcare.
The annual award recognizes a scientific breakthrough or critical medical insight made within the past five years by a Cedars-Sinai faculty member. It was presented Aug. 31 during an online Faculty Forum chaired by Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB, executive vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the Medical Faculty.
Mota's inner doubting Thomas departed when an email arrived recently from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announcing he had been awarded a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Mota is the first Cedars-Sinai graduate student to be named a Gilliam Fellow.
A study published recently in the journal Nature could help explain why certain people who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a deadly neurological disorder also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are prone to autoimmune diseases.