HHS Departmental Award Recipients from NIH
Two NIH Intramural Inventors have received an HHS departmental award. Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. This is the highest honor given by HHS. Dr. Rosenberg is the Chief of Surgery Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The award he has won is given to senior leaders for their sustained excellence. Dr. Rosenberg pioneered the development of immunotherapy that resulted in the first effective immunotherapies for selected patients with advanced cancer. He also pioneered the development of gene therapy and was the first to successfully insert foreign genes into humans. If you are interested in collaborating on or licensing a technology that Dr. Rosenberg has invented, please visit here.
Louis Staudt, M.D., Ph.D. was recently awarded the Career Achievement Award, which recognizes ten or more years in HHS and dedication and loyalty to the Department. Dr. Staudt is the Chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch at NCI. Dr. Staudt pioneered the use of gene expression profiling to discover molecularly and clinically distinct cancer subtypes and to predict response to therapy. If you are interested in collaborating on or licensing a technology that Dr. Staudt has invented, please visit here.