Each year, the ISSCR is pleased to present several important awards in recognition of outstanding work and promise in the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine. The following awards will be presented at the ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting:
McEwen Award for Innovation
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This prestigious, $100,000 award recognizes original thinking and ground-breaking research pertaining to stem cells or regenerative medicine that opens new avenues of exploration towards the understanding or treatment of human disease or affliction.
The recipient of the 2013 McEwen Award for Innovation is James A. Thomson, PhD, for his work that reproducibly isolated pluripotent cell lines from human blastocysts, which opened the door for the study of human embryonic stem cells and revealed new possibilities for developing cell-based therapies, disease models and reagents for toxicity testing. Dr. Thomson will be presented with the award during the Presidential Symposium on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Read more about the McEwen Award for Innovation.
ISSCR-University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Young Investigator Award
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This important award recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research.
The recipient of the 2013 ISSCR-University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Young Investigator Award is Marius Wernig, MD, PhD, in recognition of his research that demonstrates the ability of previously specified cells to be reprogrammed directly to other, distantly related cell types, which has transformed the field of cellular reprogramming. Dr. Wernig will receive his award and present his lecture during Plenary VI on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Read more about the ISSCR-University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Young Investigator Award.
ISSCR Public Service Award
This award was launched in 2011 and recognizes an individual for his/her outstanding contribution of public service to the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine within the past year. Nominees for this important award, supported by past and present members of the ISSCR Board of Directors, can come from one of the many fields serving the stem cell research community, including academia, government, philanthropy and/or patient advocacy.
The third annual ISSCR Public Service Award will be presented to Hiromitsu Ogawa and Betty Jean Crouch Ogawa in recognition of their extraordinary support of stem cell research in Japan and the US, including Nobel Prize winner Shinya Yamanaka and The Gladstone Institute and their work with the ISSCR Global Advisory Council. They will be presented with their award at the start of Plenary II on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Read about the previous winners.