Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named the 2022 Senior Scientist Winner of the Innovators in Science Award administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Gordon, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor, was selected by a jury of some of the world’s leading researchers. Gordon will receive the award in October at the 2022 Innovators in Science Award ceremony in Boston.
“The world is seeing firsthand how innovative science and thinking can improve human health, and we are committed to honoring those who are leading the way,” Nicholas B. Dirks, president and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences, said in a statement. “The Innovators in Science Award salutes groundbreaking researchers who have developed science-based solutions to debilitating diseases, improving quality of life for people all over the world.”
The award recognizes a promising early-career scientist and an outstanding senior scientist for their contributions to science in four therapeutic areas: neuroscience, regenerative medicine, rare diseases and gastroenterology. The award honors scientists in one of those four areas each year. This is the inaugural year for the gastroenterology award.