Honors & Awards

Thomas P. Bersot, MD, PhD

  • Nutritional Lipid Association Service Award for Past Presidents (2009)
  • American Heart Association Special Recognition Award for Teaching, Service, and Leadership by the Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (2006)
  • Clinical Mentoring Commendation, UCSF School of Pharmacy (2004)
  • Best Doctors in America (2001)

Benoit G. Bruneau, PhD

  • Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust/American Heart Association Established Investigator Award (2010) – (2015)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (2012)
  • Premier’s Research Excellence Award (Ontario) (2003)
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award (2001)

Bruce R. Conklin, MD

  • Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell image prize (2009)
  • Scientific American 50 Award (2008)
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (2003)
  • Medical Resident Research Award, NIH-NIDDKD (1990)
  • Harry Resnick Award, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (1988)

Sheng Ding, PhD

  • Named one of the San Francisco Business Times 40 Under 40 “visionaries and game changers ... whose imagination, innovation, and leadership will usher the Bay Area into its next phase of prosperity.” (2012)
  • NIH transformative R01 (2010)
  • Named as one of the 100 most inspiring people in the life sciences industry by PharmaVoice (2010)
  • #1 of Top 10 Innovations, and Top 5 People in 2009 by The Scientist Magazine (2009)
  • New Faculty Award, California Institute for Regenerative (2008)
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Challenge Award (2008)

Kathryn N. Ivey, PhD

  • Distinguished Service Award, Gladstone Institutes (2009)
  • Winner, International Society for Stem Cell Research Educational Video Competition (2009)
  • Anne H. Snyder “Award of Excellence,” Gladstone Institutes (2007)
  • Outstanding Poster Award, UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute (2005)
  • Travel Scholarship, UTSW Graduate Student Organization (2004)
  • Annual Poster Session Award, UTSW Graduate Student Organization (2002)
  • Distinguished Student Award, Texas A&M University (1997)
  • Davis Scholarship (1994)
  • Baumberger Endowment Four-Year Scholarship (1994)

Nevan J. Krogan, PhD

  • Cell Journal Top 40 under 40 (2014)
  • Alumni Crowning Achievement Award, University of Regina (2012)
  • Keck Distinguished Young Scholar, W.M. Keck Foundation (2009)
  • Searle Scholar, Searle Foundation (2009)
  • L.W. Macpherson Microbiology Award (2005)
  • Hannah Farkas-Himsley and Alexander Memorial Award (2004)
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Fellowship (2001)
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council PGS-B Award (1999)
  • Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award (1997)
  • Canadian Cancer Society Studentship (1995)

Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD

  • 24th Annual Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award in Cardiovascular Disease (2012)
  • Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation (2011)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, American Heart Association (2011)
  • Builders of Science Award, Research!America (2010)
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mentorship, Gladstone Postdoctoral Fellows (2009)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Contributing to Atherosclerosis Research, International Symposium on Atherosclerosis (2009)
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007)
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor in Medicine, Maryville College (2006)
  • Received Honorary Doctor of Medicine Degree from Maryville College (2006)
  • Elected to the California Academy of Medicine (2005)
  • Elected to the Institute of Medicine (2001)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Vanderbilt University (2000)
  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences (2000)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2000)
  • National Cholesterol Education Program DeWitt S. Goodman Award for Basic Science Achievement (1995)
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor in Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sweden (1995)
  • MetLife Award for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease, MetLife Foundation (1994)
  • CIBA-GEIGY Award in Biomedical Research (1989)
  • George Lyman Duff Memorial Lectureship, American Heart Association (1987)
  • Heinrich Wieland Prize (1982)
  • Bordon Award for Basic Medical Research, Vanderbilt University (1970)

Katherine S. Pollard, PhD

  • Alumna of the Year, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley (2013)
  • Best Scientific Visualizations of 2013, Wired Magazine (2013)
  • Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences (2013)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2008)
  • Faculty Development Award, University of California, Davis (2007)
  • Evelyn Fix Memorial Prize, Chin Long Chiang Biostatistics Student of the Year, University of California, Berkeley (2003)
  • Berkeley Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley (1998)
  • Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Watson Foundation (1996)
  • Valedictorian, High Scholarship Prize (4.0 GPA), Math Prize, Anthropology Prize, Phi Beta Kappa Award, Pomona College (1995)
  • Sophomore Math Prize, Pomona College (1993)

Deepak Srivastava, MD

  • Elected to the Institute of Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • Elected to the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (2014)
  • Best Manuscript Award, Circulation Research (2013)
  • Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2013)
  • Bay Bio Pantheon Award for Scientific Achievement (2013)
  • Outstanding Investigator Award, International Society for Heart Research (2013)
  • Lovett C. Peters Lecturer, Pioneer Institute (2012)
  • Daniel McNamara Memorial Lecturer, Texas Children’s Hospital (2012)
  • Abraham White Scientific Achievement Award (2012)
  • George E. Brown Memorial Lecturer, American Heart Association (2012)
  • Elected to the American Pediatric Society (2012)
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011)
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (2010)
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2010)
  • Mavis P. Kelsey Lecturer, Texas Medical Center (2008)
  • E. Mead Johnson Award, Society for Pediatric Research (2007)
  • Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Lecturer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2006)
  • Wilma and Adeline Pirag Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Developmental Cardiology (2005)
  • Elected, Society for Pediatric Research (2004)
  • Elected, American Society of Clinical Investigators (2004)
  • Award for Contributions in Medicine, Dallas Asian Chamber of Commerce (2004)
  • Barbara Bowman Memorial Lecturer (2003)
  • Pogue Distinguished Chair in Research on Cardiac Birth Defects (2002)
  • Denison Young Memorial Lecturer (2000)
  • Joel B. Steinberg Chair in Pediatrics (2000)
  • Richard Rowe Award, Society for Pediatric Research (1998)
  • Young Investigator Award, Perinatal Research Society (1998)
  • Patrick J. Niland Memorial Lecturer, University of Michigan (1997)
  • Louis and Arnold Katz Basic Science Award, American Heart Association, Finalist (1996)
  • National Institute of Health Pediatric Scientist Development Award (1996)
  • National Institute of Health Pediatric Scientist Development Award (1995)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association (1995)
  • Basic Science Research Award, Society for Pediatric Research (1995)
  • National Institute of Health Pediatric Scientist Development Award (1994)
  • National Institute of Health Pediatric Scientist Development Award (1993)
  • UTMB Medical Student Research Award (1990)
  • Magna Cum Laude, UTMB (1990)
  • University of Texas Academic Excellence Award (1986)

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD

  • Honorary degree awarded by The Rockefeller University at 56th Convocation Ceremony (2014)
  • Honored Citizen of Kyoto City, Japan (2013)
  • The 2013 Kyoto University Shi-Shi Award, Japan (2013)
  • Commitment to a Cure Award, The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, USA (2013)
  • Honored Citizen of Higashiosaka City, Japan (2013)
  • Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Milner Foundation, Isle of Man (2013)
  • Millennium Technology Award (2012)
  • The Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize Eminent Merits Prize, Japan (2012)
  • Osaka Award for Challenge and Pioneer Spirit by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan (2012)
  • Osaka Governor’s Award, Japan (2012)
  • Honored Citizen of Higashiosaka City, Japan (2012)
  • Nobel Prize, Physiology or Medicine (2012)
  • Bunka-kunsho (Order of Culture), Japan (2012)
  • The 47th Osaka City Award, Japan (2012)
  • Order of Cultural Merit, Japan (2012)
  • Kyoto Prefecture People’s Honor Award, Japan (2012)
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel (2011)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, Japan Society of Boston (2011)
  • King Faisal International Prize for Science (Medicine), Saudi Arabia (2011)
  • Elected to National Academy of Sciences as Foreign Associate (2011)
  • ISSCR McEwen Centre Award for Innovation (2011)
  • Warren Triennial Prize of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) (2011)
  • 11th Annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research (2011)
  • March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology (2010)
  • 100th Imperial Prize and Japan Academy Prize, The Japan Academy, Japan (2010)
  • Person of Cultural Merit, Japan (2010)
  • 26th annual Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, Japan (2010)
  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category, Spain (2010)
  • Mayor of Osaka Special Award, Japan (2010)
  • Kyoto Medal of Honor, Japan (2010)
  • Medical Award of the Japan Medical Association, Japan (2010)
  • Balzan Prize for Stem Cells, Italy (2010)
  • Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science (2009)
  • Nikkei BP Technology Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan (2009)
  • Canada Gairdner International Award, The Gairdner Foundation, Canada (2009)
  • Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, USA (2009)
  • The Sixth Takamine Memorial Sankyo Prize, Japan (2008)
  • Asahi Award, Asahi Newspaper Co., Japan (2008)
  • Golden Plate Award, Academy of Achievement, International Achievement Summit Guest of Honor (2008)
  • Nikkei BP Golden Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan (2008)
  • Chunichi Cultural Prize, Chunichi Newspaper Co., Japan (2008)
  • Medals of Honor from the Japanese Government (“Shiju Hosho”, Medals with Purple Ribbon), Japan (2008)
  • Kyoto Newspaper Taisho, Japan (2008)
  • Selected as one of the “TIME 100”, Time magazine’s most influential people in the world (2008)
  • Kyoto Souzousya Taisho Awards, Special Prize, Japan (2008)
  • Inoue Prize for Science, Japan (2008)
  • Robert-Koch Preis, Germany (2008)
  • The Special Prize for Science and Technology, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (2008)
  • Takeda Prize for Medical Science, Japan (2008)
  • Meira and Shaul G. Massry Prize (2008)
  • Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, American Skin Association (2008)
  • JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2007)
  • Twenty-Fifth Osaka Science Prize, Japan (2007)
  • Nikkei BP Technology Award, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., Japan (2007)
  • Meyenburg Cancer Research Award, Germany (2007)
  • Gold Medal, Tokyo Techno Forum 21, Japan (2004)
  • Selected as the Nice-Step researcher by National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan (2004)
  • NAIST Award, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan (2003)