ISSCR Public Service Award
The ISSCR Public Service Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.
The fifth annual Public Service Award was presented to Alan Trounson, PhD, MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, in recognition of his service as a visible and effective spokesperson for the field on an international level. Dr. Trounson is renowned for his pioneering work in in-vitro fertilization and other reproductive technologies, and was an early researcher and advocate for the use of human embryonic stem cells in medical research.
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The third annual ISSCR Public Service Award was presented to Hiromitsu Ogawa and the late 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. Through their involvement, the Ogawas have demonstrated a strong commitment to building and fostering international connections between science, business and industry.
The second annual ISSCR Public Service Award, which is given in
recognition of outstanding contributions of public service to the fields
of stem cell research and regenerative medicine, was presented to
Rob and Cheryl McEwen in recognition of their
extraordinary support and advocacy for stem cell research and
innovation. The award was presented to them at the ISSCR 10th Annual
Meeting in June 2012, in Yokohama, Japan.
The recipient of the 2011 inaugural ISSCR Public Service Award was
Robert Klein, former Chairman of the Governing
Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), for
his outstanding contribution of public service to the field of stem cell
research and regenerative medicine.