Awards – by Award

The A. McGehee Harvey Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and Clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Abner McGhee Harvey (1911 – 1988) was the former director of the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. His early research centered on diseases of the neuromuscular junction, and later he concentrated on systemic lupus erythematosus and paraneoplastic syndromes. After stepping down as Director, Dr. Harvey concentrated on the history of medicine and also served as archivist of The Johns Hopkins Medicine Institution from 1982 – 1987.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Yuuta Imoto

Shigeki Watanabe

2018 Haiyun Liu

Lloyd S. Miller

The Albert Lehninger Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and Clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Albert Lester Lehninger (1917 – 1986) was the Delamar Professor and Director of the Department of Physiological Chemistry.  Dr. Lehninger is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of bioenergetics.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Hiroshi Senoo

Miho Iijima

The Alfred Blalock Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alfred Blalock (1899 – 1964), a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1922, served as Director of the Department of Surgery at Hopkins. He is the most noted for his research on the medical condition of shock, and also for the development of the Blalock-Taussig Shunt, providing surgical relief of the cyanosis from Tetralogy of Fallot-known as the Blue Baby Syndrome-with Vivien Thomas and pediatric cardiologist Helen B. Taussig. The “Blue Baby” operation pioneered at Johns Hopkins launched the field of cardiac surgery.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Wu Yuan

Xingde Li

2018 Firas Mawase

Pablo Celnik

The Alicia Showalter Reynolds Research Award (1997)

The Alicia Showalter Reynolds Research Award was established in 1997 in memory of Alicia Showalter Reynolds, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Phamacology and Molecular Science. She was a fourth-year doctoral student with Dr. Mette Stand in 1996 when she was abducted and murdered. Despite widespread news coverage, no suspect has been apprehended or charged. This award is funded through the Dean’s Office of the School of Medicine, and honors outstanding Ph.D. students.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Travis Austin Babola

Dwight Bergles

2018 Oluwaseun Ogunbona

Steven M. Claypool

2016 Bramwell G. Lambrus

Andrew Holland

The Bao Gyo Jung Research Award (2008)

The Bao Gyo Jung Research Award, which recognizes excellence in research by a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine, was established by his family in 2006 in his memory. At the time of his death from cancer Bao Gyo Jung was a graduate student in Dr. Craig Montell’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Xiaoguang Li

Peter Devreotes

2018 Kyle Severson

Daniel H. O’Connor

The Daniel Nathans Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Daniel Nathans (1928 – 1999) was a 1978 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine as a co-discoverer of restriction enzymes. He was also a 1993 recipient of our nation’s highest scientific award, the National Medal of Science. Dr. Nathans was Professor and Director of the Department of Molecular and Biology and Genetics, and he also served as Interim President of the Johns Hopkins University.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Masashi Tabuchi

Mark Wu

2018 Debangshu Samanta

Gregg L. Semenza

The David Isreal Macht Research Award

The David Isreal Macht Research Prize, established in 1983 to mark the centenary of the birth of Dr. Macht, recognizes outstanding resrarch contributions by an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine. This award was made possible through the generosity of his son, Dr. Martin B. Macht, and the Macht family. Dr. Macht (1882 – 1957) was educated at Johns Hopkins where he received the A.A. and M.D. degrees. He joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1911 as an Instructor in Clinical Medicine and in 1918 became a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology. He had a special interest in opiate alkaloids, the absorption of drugs and several of other areas of pharmacology. One of his students wrote of David Macht, ͞he taught me the love and the humility of scholarship."
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Bilal Bari

Jeremiah Cohen

2018 Yuxuan Wang

Bert Volgelstein

The David Yue Award

The David Yue Research Award was established in 2015 in memory of Dr. David Yue, who was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Priyanka Kothari

Douglas N. Robinson

2018 Leah Greenspan

Erika L. Matunis

The Hans Joaquim Prochaska Research Award (1998)

The Prochaska Research Prize was established in 1998 by his father and by his mentor and friend Paul Talalay. The award recognizes outstanding research contributions by an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine. It is intended to recognize the excellence that Dr. Prochaska exemplified, and the distinction that he bright to the Hopkins M.D./Ph.D. program. With a Medical Scientist Training Program Award from Johns Hopkins Universtiy School of Medicine, Dr. Prochaska complete both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and in 1986 he was selected to receive the Michael A. Shanoff Award. He trained as an Osler Medical House Officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and thereafter headed the Laboratory of Chemical-Biological Interactions at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Prochaska’s most enduring contributions are his original and imaginative scientific work in several diverse areas, including unique insight intop the mechanisms underlying regulation of cancer protective enzymes, and his pioneering work on HIV that resulted in a new class of potentially chemotherapeutic agents for HIV infections. Hans Prochaska had the uncanny ability and exceptional skills to translate his ideas into practical experiments, which he performed with great enthusiasm and equivalent success.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 John Hickey

Jonathan Schneck &  Hai-Quan Mao

2018 Jingchuan Luo

Jef D. Boeke

The Helen B. Taussig Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig (1898 – 1986), together with her colleagues Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, is credited with developing the concept for the Blalock-Taussig Shunt- a procedure that extends the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot (Blue Baby Syndrome).
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Tae-In Kam

Ted Dawson & Valina Dawson

2018 Xia Lei

G. William Wong

The Martin and Carol Macht Research Award (1993)

The Martin and Carol Macht Research Prize was established in 1993 to recognize outstanding research contributions by an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine. The prize was established through an endowment gift from the Machts and their friends. Dr. Martin B. Macht was an undergraduate of Hopkins (B.S. 1939) and received both Ph.D. (1942) and M.D. (1945) degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His graduate work was carried out in the Department of Physiology under Dr. Philip Bard. Dr. Macht was a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University. He is the son of Dr. David Israel Macht, a distinguished member of the pharmacology faculty at Hopkins for many years. Dr. Carol Macht, a Goucher graduate, received both M.A. (1942) and Ph.D. (1945) degrees from Hopkins in the History of Art and Archeology.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Leire Abalde-Atristain

Ted Dawson & Valina Dawson

2018 Collin Tokheim

Rachel Karchin

The Matte Strand Research Award (1998)

The Mette Strand Research Prize was established in 1998 by her colleague to honor her memory in a manner that Professor Strand would desire. It is awarded to a Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine who has made an outstanding discovery and described it in an essay. Dr. Strand received her Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1976, joined the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Science at Johns Hopkins in 1977, and became a full professor in 1990. Dr. Strand was a pioneer in applying the techniques of molecular biology to the study of infectious diseases, particularly schistosomiasis. She was actively involved in the education of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she directed the Pharmacology graduate program.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Zoila Areli Lopez Bujanda

Charles Drake

2018 Kousik Sundararajan

Erin D. Goley

The Michael A. Shannoff Award (1978)

The Michael A. Stanoff Award was established in 1978 to encourage and recognize excellence in research by all students (M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) enrolled in the School of Medicine. The award is made possible by a brequest from the family and friends of the late Dr. Michael A. Shanoff, who earned his undergraduate degree at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1973. At the time of his accidental death in 1975, Dr. Shanoff was in residency training in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hopkins in Boston.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Selam Abi Woldemeskel

Erin Goley

2019 Shiva Razavi

Takanari Inoue

2018 Chris Cho

Jeremy Nathans

2018 Yuchuan Miao

Peter N. Devreotes and Takanari Inoue

1980 Stephen V. Desiderio

Thomas J. Kelly, Jr.

1979 David R. Shortle

Daniel Nathans

1978 George Uhl

Solomon H. Synder

The Nupur Dinesh Thekdi Research Award (2002)

Nupur Dinesh Thekdi was a fifth-year student of the combined M.D./Ph.D. program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine when he died accidently in 2001. The award is intended to recognize excellence in research by a student enrolled in the M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. program in the School of Medicine, and was established in 2001 by generous donations from family and friends. It was endowed in 2004.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Veena Padmanaban

Andrew Ewald

2018 Shiv Gandhi

Sinisa Urban

The Paul Ehrlich Awards (1982)

The Paul Ehrlich Research Award were made possible through a gift from Dr. Emanuel Libman, a New York City internist, to honor the memory of Paul Ehrlich. Dr. Libman is best known for the description of Libman-Sacks disease. Paul Ehrlich (1854 – 1915) was a pioneer in chemotherapy and is widely recognized as the “father of chemotherapy.” In 2910, two years after receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on immunity, Ehrlich reported the epic-making discovery of Salvarasan for the treatment of syphilis. In 1904 he gave the first Herter Lecture at Johns Hopkins. Since 1982, the Ehrlich Awards have honored the outstanding scientific contribution be candidates for M.D., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Four Ehrlish awards have been given annually since 1988.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Colin Chih-Chien Wu

Rachel Green

2019 Georgios Antonios Margonis

Matthew Weiss & Christopher L. Wolfgang

2019 Haiquan Lu

Gregg Semenza

2019 Sakibul Huq

Henry Brem and Betty Tyler

2018 David Herzfeld

Reza Shadmehr

2018 Joshua Casaos

Henry Brem

2018 Kaushal Asrani

Tamara L. Lotan

2018 Rengyun Liu

Mingzhao Xing

The Paul Talalay Research Award

The Paul Talalay Research Award was established this year to honor Dr. Paul Talalay, who is a Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, and 40 years ago started the Young Investigators’ Day
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Michael R. Blatchley

Sharon Gerecht

2018 Shira Ziegler

Hal Dietz

The Physician Scientist Research Award

YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Farzana A. Faisal

Tamara Lotan

2018 Corrine Kliment

Douglas N. Robinson and Ramana Sidhaye

The W. Barry Wood Jr. Research Award

This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. William Barry Wood, jr. (1910 – 1971) was professor of microbiology in the Schools of Medicine and of Hygiene and Public Health, and served as vice president of the University and Hospital from 1955 to 1959. Dr. Wood was among a group of authors who published one of the earliest papers on the introduction of penicillin, and he also described the first cytokine.
YearRecipientSponsor
2019 Xitiz Chamling

Donald J. Zack

2018 Hideki Nakamura

Takanari Inoue