Alumni Achievement Award Winners Honored

Susan Band Horwitz, GSAS PhD’63, a groundbreaking cancer researcher, and Michael Horowitz ’84, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice, received Alumni Achievement Awards during this year’s Alumni Weekend, held in June.

Horwitz is Distinguished Professor, Emerita, in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, and the Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research, Emerita, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her research led to the development of the drug Taxol, which has been used to treat millions of people with breast cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Horowitz has held the role of inspector general in the U.S. Department of Justice during the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations. During his tenure, his office has handled a range of high-profile investigations, from allegations of misconduct by FBI director James Comey during the run-up to the 2016 election to the FBI’s inquiry into physician Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young female gymnasts. From 2015-20, Horowitz chaired the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, an organization composed of all 75 federal inspectors general.

The university’s Alumni Achievement Awards are given annually to distinguished alumni who embody Brandeisian values while making a significant impact within their fields and in society.


headshot of Michael Horowitz    headshot of Susan Band Horwitz

Michael Horowitz ’84 and Susan Band Horwitz, GSAS PhD’63