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The ASCI congratulates its 2016 Young Physician-Scientist Awardees.
The third annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been awarded to Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD, of the Rockefeller University.
Christian Schaaf, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the ASCI’s inaugural Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research. Dr. Schaaf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine and Investigator at the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. His research focuses on understanding the genetic and molecular basis of human cognitive and behavioral disorders. The starting point of his work is always a patient or a family. After identifying the causative genetic defect, he performs deep and rigorous scientific inquiry.
Dr. Schaaf was selected from a group of highly qualified nominees in the United States and abroad. The ASCI will provide Dr. Schaaf with an unrestricted award of $30,000 to advance his academic efforts, and the leadership of the ASCI will recognize Dr. Schaaf at its 2016 annual meeting, April 15-17, in Chicago. He will deliver a scientific talk at the ASCI’s 2017 annual meeting.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the 2016 American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award in recognition for his discovery that single-gene inborn errors of immunity can underlie life-threatening infectious diseases in otherwise healthy children and young adults.