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Honors for Lipstadt, Schinazi, Rodl, Schacht, Wadhwa and Wolpe

Deborah LipstadtDeborah Lipstadt has been awarded the Raphael Lemkin Prize from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.

Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies and Director of the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

She received the award in honor of her contributions to the cause of genocide prevention.

Raymond SchinaziRaymond Schinazi is a 2012 inductee into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia.

Schinazi is the Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics and director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology.

He is senior research career scientist at the Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs and director of the scientific working group on viral eradication within the Emory's Center for AIDS Research. Schinazi has also founded several biotechnology companies focusing on antiviral drug discovery and development.

Vojtech Rodl and Mathias Schacht have been awarded the 2012 Polya Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Rodl is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Mathematics and Mathias Schacht is a 2004 graduate of Emory College.

The George Pólya Prize is given every two years, alternately in two categories: a notable application of combinatorial theory; or for a notable contribution in another area of interest such as approximation theory, complex analysis, number theory, orthogonal polynomials, probability theory, or mathematical discovery and learning.

Vivek WadhwaVivek Wadhwa was named ''Outstanding American by Choice'' by the U.S. government.

Wadhwa is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory.

This top award from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recognizes the achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens through civic participation, professional achievement and responsible citizenship.

Paul Root WolpePaul Root Wolpe has been appointed to the National Research Council's Committee on Responsible Science.

Wolpe is director of the Emory Center for Ethics, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, and the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics at Emory.

The committee will revise and prepare a second edition of the 1992 report, "Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process."

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