ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture

The ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture was established in 2015 and is supported by the Tobias Foundation. The award recognizes original and promising basic hematology research as well as direct translational or clinical research related to cell therapy in hematological disorders. 

2016 Winner

Leonard I. Zon, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA is the inaugural recipient of the ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture. Dr. Zon has demonstrated long-standing scientific leadership in the fields of hematology, stem cell biology, and zebrafish biology. His research using zebrafish as a model organism has contributed greatly to fundamental understanding of hematopoiesis and cancer biology and to the discovery and development of two novel therapeutics now being evaluated in clinical trials for patients with leukemia and melanoma. 

The 2016 ISSCR Tobias Award presentation and lecture was held at the ISSCR Annual Meeting during Plenary Session II on Wednesday, 22 June.

Criteria

  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders.

  • Nominations must be sponsored by two or more ISSCR Members. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. 
  • Nomination letter (up to 2 pages) should provide a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important research accomplishment(s) of the nominee in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders. 
  • A copy of the nominee’s CV and listing of five of the most relevant publications must accompany the nomination letter. Include electronic version of these publications where possible.

Award

  • $15,000 USD personal award plus a complimentary registration to the ISSCR Annual Meeting where they will be honored.

  • The award recipient will be honored and give a featured presentation during a plenary session at the ISSCR Annual Meeting.

Nomination Process:

  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders.
  • Nominations must be sponsored by two or more ISSCR Members. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. 
  • Nomination letter (up to 2 pages) should provide a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important research accomplishment(s) of the nominee in the field of stem cell therapy for hematological disorders. 
  • A copy of the nominee’s CV and listing of five of the most relevant publications must accompany the nomination letter. Include electronic version of these publications where possible.
Nominations for the 2017 awards are now closed. For questions or additional information, please contact Glori Rosenson at grosenson@isscr.org.
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