Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
MIT's Office of Resource Development and the MIT Alumni Association recently won top prizes in the 2009 District 1 awards competition sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
SPECTRVM, MIT's development newsletter, submitted by Liz Karagianis, Richard Anthony, and Jason Ruback, won a first-place gold medal for best newsletter. It is the third consecutive year that SPECTRVM has won the top award, and it is the 10th CASE award SPECTRVM has won since 2001.
Jenn Wilinsky of the alumni association submitted a flash presentation, detailing how students are affected by alumni support, which landed a silver medal in the competition. It was the second CASE award for Wilinsky since 2006.
In the category of campaign materials, Noah Kuhn and Eric Keezer of resource development won an honorable mention for the design of the Campaign for Students Launch Event invitation.
The annual publication awards recognize outstanding achievement in higher education, independent schools, and non-profit organization communications across the northeast and in parts of eastern Canada. Judges assess overall design, content and writing, use of photography, graphics, and technology. The awards will be distributed in March at the annual CASE Conference in Boston.