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Danishefsky, Schulzrinne and Silverstein Honored with Mayor's Medals

Samuel J. Danishefsky

Columbia Professors Samuel J. Danishefsky, Henning Schulzrinne and Samuel Silverstein will be presented with the Mayor's Medal for Excellence in Science and Technology from New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a special ceremony on Wednesday, October 8.

The Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology by individuals who live or work in New York City. Administered by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York Academy of Sciences, awards are presented annually in five categories: Biological and Medical Sciences; Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences; Technology; Public Understanding of Science and Technology; and Young Investigator.

Professor Danishefsky, a professor of chemistry, is being recognized for his creative contributions to organic chemistry and its application to biological problems. Professor Schulzrinne, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical Engineering, is receiving the Mayor's Medal for Technology. Samuel Silverstein, a professor of physiology and cellular biophysics, is receiving the Mayor's Medal for Excellence for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

Henning Schulzrinne

Samuel Silverstein

The awards ceremony is at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. on Wednesday, October 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Published: Oct 07, 2003
Last modified: Oct 06, 2003

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