TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE

Past Translational Science Award Winners

>> Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Award for Patient Oriented Research

  • 2020 Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2019 John H. Krystal, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2018 Daniel J. Rader, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 Henry Ginsberg, MD, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Science
  • 2016 Robert Sherwin, MD, Yale University
  • 2014 Steven K. Grinspoon, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

>> ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for Translation from Early Clinical Use to Applicability for Widespread Clinical Practice

  • 2019 Carl H. June, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018 James G. Krueger, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University
  • 2017 Peter J. Snyder, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 Robert M. Califf, MD, Duke University Medical Center

 

>> ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science for Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy

  • 2020 Diana Miglioretti, PhD, Translation from Clinical Use into Public Benefit and Policy
  • 2019 David A. Asch, MD, MBA, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018 Jayme Locke, MD, MPH, FACS, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 2017 Scott D. Halpern, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2015 Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 
  • 2014 Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University

 

>> ACTS Distinguished Educator Award

  • 2020 Emma A. Meagher, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2019 Christine Pfund, PhD and Christine Sorkness, PharmD, RPh, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2018 Lawrence F. Brass, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 Ellen W. Seely, MD, Brigham Health, Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • 2016 Doris Rubio, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2015 Michael F. Fleming, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
  • 2014 Eugene P. Orringer, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

>> Team Science Award

  • 2020 Kevin Sheth, MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2019 Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, and the ECHORN Team, Yale School of Medicine
  • 2018 Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, and the Yale Cancer Center Immunology Team
  • 2017 CONRAD
  • 2016 Yale Diabetes Research Center
  • 2015 Women's Health Initiative
  • 2014 Community Partners in Care Council

 

>> Barry Coller ACTS Excellence in Service Award

  • 2017 Rebecca D. Jackson, MD, The Ohio State University
  • 2014 Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH, Tufts University Clinical and Translational Science Institute

 

>> ACTS Early (Faculty) Career Development Award

  • 2020 Steven Hicks, MD, PhD, Penn State College of Medicine

 

>> ACTS Post-Doctoral Scholar Award

  • 2020 Sarah Sheppard, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

>> ACTS Pre-Doctoral Scholar Award

  • 2020 Uriel Kim, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 

 

>> AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award

  • 2020 Nehal N. Mehta, MD, MSCE, FAHA, NIH, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • 2019 Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017 Scott D. Halpern, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2016 William J. Steinbach, MD, Duke University
  • 2015 Dr. Keith Josephs, Jr., Mayo Clinic 
  • 2014 Yutong Zhao, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

 

>> AFMR Junior Physician Investigator Award

  • 2018 Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

 

>> PhRMA Foundation Award

  • 2017 Paul M. Campbell, PhD, Drexel University College of Medicine

 

>> PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grants in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics

  • 2020 Aileen Chang, MD, MSPH, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2019 Sam Emaminejad, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2018 A. Hunter Shain, PhD, University of California San Francisco and Mark Ebbert, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Qun Wang, PhD, Iowa State University

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Awards

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has generously supported early career scholars and pre-doctoral trainees to take part in the annual Translational Science meeting since 2009. The $20,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund grants provide trainees and scholars with travel awards to use toward airfare or hotel expenses for Translational Science. The scholars and trainees take part in unique career development activities, including mock study sections, meetings with NIH program officers, seminars on scientific career development, NIH tours, and research presentations.

>> 2019 Travel Awards Recipients:

  • Sikoya Ashburn, Georgetown University
  • Walid Ashmeik, University Of California, San Francisco
  • Shannon Barbour-Christensen, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Haley Bednarz, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Marion Bendixen, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rajpreet Chahal , University of California, Davis
  • Ashley Choi, Duke University
  • Kadie Clancy, University Of California, San Francisco
  • Timothy Copeland, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Alexandra Dreyfuss, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Morgan Ellis, Auburn University
  • Henrietta Fasanya, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Laila Fozouni, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Frances Gill, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Megan Gliozzi, Tufts University
  • Leonard Hickman, Mayo Clinic
  • Quenten Hooker, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Michael Jonczyk, Tufts University
  • Austin Jones, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Alexandra Khodadadi, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Uriel Kim, Case Western Reserve University
  • Eithan Kotkowski, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Monica Lieng, University of California, Davis
  • Carissa Livingston, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Lorena Marcano Bonilla, University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Erica Monrose, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Alexandra Moussa-Tooks, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Natalia Olchanski, Tufts University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Harrison Penrose, University Of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Mindy Pike, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Ramy Rashad, Tufts University
  • Alexander Razavi, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Adam Rocker, University of Colorado Denver
  • Lauren Saag, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Stephen Sloan, Cornell University
  • Hrishikesh Srinagesh, University of Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth Walker, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Jacqueline Westerdahl, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Leah Zuroff, Washington University in St. Louis

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