Five academics received the 1992 Charles A. Dana Awards for Pioneering Achievements in Health and Education on November 4. Four $50,000 awards were given out; two liberal arts professors and one scientist each received individual awards and two other scientists split a fourth award. The New York City-based Charles A. Dana Foundation also presented a Distinguished Achievement Award to National Institutes of Health director Bernadine P. Healy.

Following are the other recipients:
Stanley B. Prusiner, a professor of neurology and biochemistry at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, was cited for his work on genetically transmitted neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease (H. Bueler, et al., "Normal development and behavior of mice lacking the neuronal cell-surface PRP protein," Nature, 356[6370]:577-82, 1992).

Masakazu Konishi, a professor of behavioral biology at the California Institute of Technology, and Fernando Nottebohm, professor and director...

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