THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced the winners of the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Winners in Science: Kiana Aran, Associate Professor of Medical Diagnostics and Therapeutics at Keck Graduate Institute and The Parent in Science Movement.
THE DETAILS Both receive prize money of US$40,000 to spend on initiatives relating to their work, mentoring through The Estee Lauder Companies and other publicity opportunities.
“It sadly remains the case that women are often unappreciated for their contributions to science, so we are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to celebrate the trailblazers who are not only making a tangible difference in STEM across the world, but are also doing so much to demonstrate the importance of having diverse voices in science,” said Mina Razzak, Editorial Director, Nature Reviews. “Kiana and The Parent in Science Movement are a credit to the strength and future of women in STEM. Kiana is a passionate mentor who has led by example through her work advancing discovery by making the most of transdisciplinary collaboration and breaking down silos between industry and academia. The Parent in Science Movement offered a unique perspective on addressing the pipeline of women in STEM and the barriers women in science face.”
THE WHY? Lisa Napolione, Senior Vice President, Global Research & Development at The Estée Lauder Companies added, “This year’s shortlist for the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Women in Science was our most impressive yet. These researchers and advocates are truly pushing the boundaries of what science gets done, and who is doing that science. I am so proud of this year’s winners. Kiana Aran’s work in early disease detection has promise to meaningfully improve the lives of so many people, and The Parent in Science Movement, with their advocacy in changing policy, are making amazing strides in supporting women in STEM throughout their careers. On behalf of the Estée Lauder Companies, I want to congratulate each of our winners on their amazing accomplishment.”