The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences supports innovative research approaches that take advantage of and promote the convergence of biomedical, physical and engineering fields. To encourage scientists to move into new fields and fertilize scientific collaborations this program supports a sabbatical exchange program between UC Berkeley and UCSF. Sanjay Kumar and Scott Baraban are recipients of the Sackler Sabbatical Exchange program for 2013-2014.
The American Epilepsy Society, through the Research Recognition Awards committee, annually presents research and recognition awards. The Basic Science Research Award is designed to encourage and reward active basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to our understanding and conquering epilepsy. The award was presented to Scott Baraban during the society's annual meeting in Houston, Texas on December 3rd, 2016.