Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, and Susan Kaech, Ph.D., assistant professor of immunology, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in a White House ceremony on November 1. The awards, which identify and honor outstanding researchers who are beginning their careers, include five years of support. Jordt was honored for conducting ethics seminars for incoming students and for his research on the effects of environmental irritants in airway diseases and inflammation. Kaech was selected for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows and for characterizing the development of memory T cells in long-term immune protection.