Awards and Honors

We are gratified to be honored by so many organizations for various aspects of life at Gladstone. Here we display a few of the many awards and accolades we have received. Thank you to all the groups who have helped to celebrate Gladstone.
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BEST PLACES TO WORK IN ACADEMIA
The Scientist magazine consistently ranks Gladstone among the top places to work in academia. Gladstone has placed in the top 10 in every one of the past 8 years—in 2012 and 2011, Gladstone held the #1 spot.
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BEST PLACES TO WORK FOR POSTDOCS
Gladstone has ranked in the top 15 of the best places to work for postdoctoral fellows as surveyed by The Scientist magazine for the past 8 years—with a #2 ranking for 2012. In 2006 and 2008, Gladstone ranked #1.
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NOBEL PRIZE
Gladstone Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how to transform ordinary adult skin cells into cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any cell in the human body. Dr. Yamanaka shared the award with Sir John Gurdon of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge.
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INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is the health division of the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the IOM reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service in a field related to medicine and health. Three Gladstone scientists have been elected to the IOM:
Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD–elected 2001
R. Sanders Williams, MD–elected 2002
Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD–elected 2005
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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent research. Since its founding in 1780, the Academy has elected leading "thinkers and doers" from each generation, including Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and more than 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. Two Gladstone scientists have been elected to this distinguished Academy:
Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD–elected 2006
Deepak Srivastava, MD–elected 2010
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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the nation's top honorary societies, recognizes the extraordinary scientific contributions of scientists by electing them as members. Gladstone is fortunate to have five distinguished AAAS fellows on our staff:
R. Sanders Williams, MD–elected 1992
Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD–elected 1998
Warner C. Greene, MD, PhD– elected 2004
Eric M. Verdin, MD–elected 2009
Deepak Srivastava, MD–elected 2011
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MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE
In 2012, Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, won the Millennium Technology Award Grand Prize, the world's largest and most prominent technology award. The award recognized Dr. Yamanaka's discovery of a way to turn adult skin cells into cells that act like embryonic stem cells. Dr. Yamanaka shared the award with Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux.
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POTAMKIN PRIZE
The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation honors researchers for their work in helping to advance the understanding of Pick's, Alzheimer's and related diseases. In 2010, Lennart Mucke, MD—director of neurological research at Gladstone—received this prestigious award for his work in Alzheimer's disease.
Other Special Honors
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Election to the National Academy is among the highest honors available for U.S. scientists and engineers. In 2011, Gladstone's Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD was elected as a Foreign Associate. Gladstone's President Emeritus, who at the time was Gladstone's President, Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD was elected to the Academy in 2000.
TIME MAGAZINE'S TIME 100
Each year, Time magazine publishes its list of the world's 100 most influential people. In 2012, Gladstone Senior Investigator Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH was recognized for leading the groundbreaking and global IPrEx clinical study, which showed that existing HIV/AIDS medications can prevent HIV transmission in those likely to be exposed to the virus. In 2008, Time recognized Gladstone Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD for his discovery of how to transform adult skin cells into cells that behave like embryonic stem cells. The cells, known as induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, have the ability to become any cell type in the body.