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.