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Levin Receives Honor

Dr. Ellis R. Levin, professor of medicine, biological chemistry and pharmacology, and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at UC Irvine and the Long Beach VA Hospital, has been honored with the 2013 Solomon A. Berson Distinguished Researcher Award and Lectureship from the American Physiological Society, Endocrinology Division.

The award is the highest one presented by the division.In the 20 years of this award, many members of the National Academy of Sciences, recipients of the National Medal of Science and other prestigious awardees have been honored with the Berson award.

The award is in recognition of Levin’s work on estrogen receptors outside the nucleus that mediates important functions of this steroid in breast cancer and the cardiovascular system, and is applicable to many other steroid receptors, including progesterone and androgen receptors in breast and prostate cancer, respectively.

Levin received the award April 22 at American Physiological Society’s Experimental Biology meetings in Boston.