An acclaimed physics educator, an honored researcher in regenerative biology, and an Alzheimer’s-focused pathologist are among six winners of the 2009 Australia-Harvard Fellowships recently announced by the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation (HCAF).
This year’s list of new fellows:
Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Andrew P. McMahon, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Harald Jueppner, professor of pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and head of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Endocrine Unit; Robert D. Moir, assistant professor of Neurology at MGH; Steven W. Lockley, assistant professor at the HMS Division of Sleep Medicine; and Kavi Bhalla, research scientist at Harvard School of Public Health.
Two of the new fellows, Mazur and McMahon, were successful applicants previously, but had to withdraw due to individual academic commitments at the time.
The fellowships support an academic exchange between Harvard and Australia through collaboration with senior Australian research organizations. In effect, HCAF donates to the Australian institutions, which then administer the funds on HCAF’s behalf. Each award is usually sufficient to fund a successful applicant for a visit to Australia up to three months. Applications for 2010 fellowships will close in September.