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.

2017 Winner

From left to right: ISSCR 2016-17 President Sally Temple, award winner George Daley, ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, Dean, Harvard Medical School, and Professor, Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Boston Children's Hospital & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, U.S. is 2017 recipient of the ISSCR Public Service Award. An outstanding physician-scientist and leading public advocate for the responsible ethical oversight of human stem cell research, Dr. Daley has long been involved in promoting and upholding rigorous standards for the field. He initiated and played key roles in the formulation of three sets of ISSCR guidelines, for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (2006), the Clinical Translation of Stem Cells (2008), and Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation (2016), which are in use around the world. 

The 2017 Public Service Award was presented at the Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, U.S. during the Presidential Symposium on Wednesday, 14 June.



2015 Winner

 

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.



2014 Winners






The fourth annual Public Service Award was presented to Paolo Bianco, MDSapienza University of RomeElena Cattaneo, PhDUniversity of Milan, and Michele De Luca, MDUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia, in recognition of their recent involvement in public debate and policy-making in Italy and their championing of rigorous scientific and medical standards and stringent regulatory oversight in the introduction of new stem cell treatments into the clinic.

 


2013 Winners

 

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.

2012 Winners

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.

2011 Winner

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. 

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