Great ideas in biomedical research can lead to great medicine: That’s innovation.
The annual Innovation Awards recognizes faculty, staff, post-docs and students who have joined the Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Innovator Community. Individuals are recognized for moving their innovations forward by executing a licensing agreement, earning a patent or starting a company based on Penn State technology during the preceding year.
The culmination of the Innovation Award ceremony is the announcement of the Innovator of the Year Award. This prestigious award is given to a faculty member who has been recognized by his/her peers for a demonstrated track record of innovation, developing new technologies, processes or services, an entrepreneurial approach to translational research, a collaborator and active participant in the innovation community.
Innovator of the Year Award Recipients
2015 Ian Zagon, Ph.D., Neural and Behavioral Sciences
2014 Surgery Innovation Group
2013 Joseph Sassani, M.D., Ophthalmology
Investigator to Watch Award Recipients
2015 Guodong Liu, Ph.D., Public Health Sciences
2014 Arati Sharma, Ph.D., Pharmacology
2013 Alaa Awad, M.D., Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Student Award for Excellence in Innovation Award Recipients
2015 Andrew Huhn, Ph.D., Neuroscience
2014 Andrew Kelleher, Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Physiology
2013 Scott Jones, Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology
Innovation Award Recipients