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William Laurence "Larry" Thornton, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected to receive the 2016 Patricia and William L. Watson, Jr., M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine, established in 2009 through a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. William Watson to recognize excellence in clinical care.
The highly competitive Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) award from the NCI is the first for kidney cancer research earned by a single institution, and only the second in the nation.
Ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) allows physicians to evaluate and recondition lungs, making lungs that would have been unsuitable for transplantation potentially viable.
The findings will be valuable for further understanding how Zika causes severe brain-related problems and may serve as a platform for testing new therapies targeting the virus.