Nominations open for Stem Cell Person of the Year 2016 Award

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Nominations are open starting today for the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2016. Please email me your nominations: knoepflerATucdavisDOTedu.stem-cell-person-of-the-year-award

This is a unique award as it is given to an individual who has taken risks to help others within the stem cell field and they based their actions on outside-the-box thinking.

Another unusual aspect is that anyone is eligible for the prize whether you are a scientist, physician, patient, writer, student, etc. There are also no geographic restrictions.

The winner receives recognition as a positive leader in this arena and a $2,000 cash prize that I award myself out of pocket.

Nominations will close one month from today on October 15th.

The nominations I receive will then be subject to an Internet vote and the top 50% will be the finalists, from which I will choose the winner. While I alone choose the winner, I often get feedback from leaders around the globe in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field.

Previous winners include these stellar stem cell leaders:

Who will win the Stem Cell Person of the Year Award for 2016? Send me your nominations.

7 Comments


  1. Hi, there are many outstanding candidates indeed.

    This year the term perhaps best goes for Nissim Benvenisty (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) for development of Haploid human ES — a major acheivment and contributions for many years to come.

    http://benvenisty.huji.ac.il/

    Cheers,

    R


  2. Probably not widely known outside if the field of xenogenic organ transplantation and cloning, but I nominate Prof. Hiroshi Nagashima, Meiji University, Tokyo, another true translational scientist (with a wicked sense of humor!)

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