J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

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2015 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

The Taylor Prize is awarded annually by Robarts Research Institute. The recipient is nominated by the scientific community and selected by a peer jury which focuses on research areas that are integral to Robarts’ mandate. This year the focus is “Cellular and Molecular Imaging in Cancer.” The Cancer Imaging Research Program at Robarts is focused on generating new cancer imaging tools and new molecular probes to detect specific types of cancer.

We are pleased to announce the 2015 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient is Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD, a renowned cancer imaging researcher from Stanford University.

The award will be presented to Gambhir on Wednesday, November 18 in London. Gambhir will spend the day at Robarts and take part in the Taylor Symposium – a forum for researchers to share the latest advances in cellular and molecular imaging in cancer – and the Public Forum – an opportunity for the public to learn about research advances from leading international physicians and researchers. Gambhir will receive his award at the Leaders in Innovation dinner on Wednesday, November 18 at the Lamplighter Inn, London – an evening that highlights research into cellular and molecular imaging in cancer.

The Taylor Prize is named after the founding Chair of the Board at Robarts, and includes a cash prize of $25,000 and a medal bearing the likeness of J. Allyn Taylor. The award is generously supported by the C. H. Stiller Memorial Foundation and the family of the late J. Allyn Taylor.