Taylor Prize

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About the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

J. Allyn Taylor, founding Chair of the Board of Robarts Research Institute, was a widely respected Canadian business leader, and a person who, throughout his lifetime, demonstrated deep regard and passionate involvement in healthcare matters in Canada. 

Robarts Research Institute at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is proud to present the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine annually. 

The international scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within a particular field of research determined on an annual basis at Robarts and reflect a principal area of research at the Institute. 

A peer jury of internal and external experts assesses nominees to identify the prize winner or winners.

Taylor Symposium 2022

This year's theme is Research and Innovation in Molecular Imaging of the Brain. Of particular interest is the impact of the work on understanding neurological disorders and diseases. 

The 2022 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine Symposium celebrates outstanding innovations in both neuroscience and molecular imaging research. A community research symposium will be held on November 16th, 2022 to celebrate the innovations and accomplishments of researchers in the field of molecular imaging. The day will include presentations by neuroscience and imaging research experts, a panel discussion, and a keynote lecture by the 2022 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine recipient. The Taylor Prize award will be presented in the evening on November 16, 2022, at a formal dinner honouring the recipient.

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Prize 

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, of Harvard University, the 2022 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize winner. With her pioneering work in super-resolution imaging and genome-scale imaging techniques, Xiaowei Zhuang, PhD, is making great strides in the area of molecular imaging of the brain.

The prize, which consists of a cash reward of $40,000, an engraved medal, and a framed certificate, is awarded to one or more individuals who have made significant contributions to basic or clinical research. 

Nomination Process 

The nomination process for the 2022 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine is now closed. This year's theme is Research and Innovation in Molecular Imaging of the Brain

A full nomination package will consist of: 

1. A letter of nomination outlining the nominee's contributions. The letter should include clear descriptions of seminal work that has had a major impact on the field and the extent of the translational impact of the work on clinical populations 
2. A full CV 

Submissions
Please send nominations in electronic to: 

Dr. Rob Bartha
Chair, Taylor Prize Selection Committee
The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine 

Nominations should be sent directly to Dr. Bartha, at rbartha@robarts.ca, in electronic format. 
Questions about the nomination process can be directed to Rebecca Nash, at rnash@robarts.ca

 

2022 Event

Symposium Program Guide

 

2021 Event

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