Heidi Weissmann, the radiology researcher who in 1989 prevailed in a copyright case against her former lab chief and earlier this year settled a sex-discrimination case against her former employers for $900,000 (B. Spector, The Scientist, April 18, 1994, page 1), was honored last month with a $3,000 special recognition award from the Cavallo Foundation. The Cambridge, Mass.-based organization "was created in 1987 to recognize and reward acts of moral courage in business and government." The award was presented to Weissmann at a ceremony held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., by John Edsall, a professor, emeritus, of biochemistry at Harvard University, who had nominated her for the honor. "The way she was treated was really outrageous," says Edsall, noting that Weissmann's former institutions, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein...
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