Innovator of the Year

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Celebrating impact through innovation

The highest honor bestowed on University of Virginia innovators, the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year award recognizes an individual or team each year whose research discovery is making a major impact.

Named for U.Va. Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard F. Edlich and Christopher J. ("Goose") Henderson, a 25-year veteran of privately owned financial services businesses, the award is a tribute to their enduring support of and commitment to the University and its innovators.

In 2012, the award title and criteria were modified to be more inclusive of University innovators pursuing a variety of different paths to achieve impact for their discoveries. Eligible nominees are current University of Virginia faculty, staff or students whose research discoveries are making a major impact. Prior to 2012, the award was known as the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award. Award winners receive a $10,000 cash prize and formal recognition at a special awards reception.

Past honorees:

2014

J. Randall Moorman, M.D.

2013

Marcia A. Invernizzi, Ph.D.

2012

Robin A. Felder, Ph.D.

2011

Boris P. Kovatchev, Ph.D.

2010

Kevin R. Lynch, Ph.D.
Timothy L. Macdonald, Ph.D.

2009

John P. Mugler III, Ph.D.
James R. Brookeman, Ph.D.

2008

George T. Rodeheaver, Ph.D.

2007

Wladek Minor, Ph.D.

2006

George T. Gillies, Ph.D.

2005

Benjamin M. Gaston, M.D.
John F. Hunt, M.D.

2004

Haydn N.G. Wadley, Ph.D.

2003

William A. Petri Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Barbara J. Mann, Ph.D.

2002

Joel M. Linden, Ph.D. [full story]

2001

Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, Ph.D.

2000

Ronald P. Taylor, Ph.D.

1999

John C. Herr, Ph.D.

1997

Richard L. Guerrant, M.D.
Timothy L. Macdonald, Ph.D.

1996

Jessica J. Brand
Patrice G. Guyenet, Ph.D.
Richard D. Pearson, M.D.
Janine C. Jagger, Ph.D.

1995

Donald F. Hunt, Ph.D.
Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Ph.D.
George C. Stafford Jr., Ph.D.

1994

Gerald L. Mandell, M.D.
Gail W. Sullivan

1993

Joseph Larner, M.D., Ph.D.

1992

Robert M. Berne, M.D.
Luiz Belardinelli, M.D.
Rafael Rubio, Ph.D.

 

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