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This is modified from an announcement by the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation.

Paola Arlotta, Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and Chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, has received the inaugural Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia International Award. Named after the first woman to receive a doctoral degree in Padua and in the modern world (1678), the award celebrates the contribution of women scientists and scholars to research, innovation, and the development and dissemination of an increasingly equal scientific culture.

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Paola Arlotta with Elisa Bertino

Arlotta is recognized for pioneering contributions to understanding the human brain development and a notable commitment to increase diversity through teaching and outreach. She receives the award along with Elisa Bertino, the Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University and research director at its Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security.

The award, established by IIC New York, ISSNAF and the Elena Cornaro Center is intended for women scientists of Italian citizenship who work in the US and have distinguished themselves for excellence in research, for continuity of commitment, for vision and leadership, for the impact of their findings on the international community.

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Paola Arlotta, Ph.D.

Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology