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Professor of Physics Michael S. Feld, director of the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, will receive the 2003 Willis E. Lamb Medal from the Physics of Quantum Electronics Society. The award recognizes his work in biological physics, which involves the close interplay between fundamental and applied science.

Yossi Sheffi, co-director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has won an award for the best article published during 2001 in the International Journal of Logistics Management. The paper explores the challenges facing shippers since Sept. 11 in terms of transportation difficulties, relations with customers and suppliers, and inventory management strategies. Sheffi's interest in the topic is part of a nascent effort here to seed a major research program on supply chain security.

Harvey F. Lodish, professor of biology and a founding member of the Whitehead Institute, has been elected president of the 10,000-member American Society for Cell Biology for 2004. He will succeed Suzanne Pfeffer of Stanford University.

The Damon Runyan Cancer Research Foundation has awarded Sean D. Moore a three-year postdoctoral fellowship. Moore, whose Damon Runyon sponsor is Professor of Biology Robert Sauer, will use his fellowship to fund research on identifying factors that regulate tmRNA activity. The awards go to outstanding young scientists doing research relevant to the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapy and prevention.

Professor Jeffrey Freidberg, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, recently received the Fusion Power Associates Leadership Award for 2002. His award recognizes "the many scientific contributions he has made to fusion research and to the education of students, as well as the leadership he has provided to a series of studies and panels of the U.S. Department of Energy's Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee." Fusion Power Associates is a nonprofit research and educational foundation that provides information on fusion development and other applications of plasma science and fusion research.

Institute Professor John D.C. Little of the Sloan School of Management has received an honorary degree from the London Business School of the University of London. The award recognizes his many contributions to operations research, management science and marketing science.

Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn and lecturer Mark S. Harvey are winners of the ASCAP awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. The annual cash awards are based on the prestige value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions as well as recent performances.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 11, 2002.

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