Research Awards & Honors

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Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are a distinguished group of investigators who have been recognized by national and international organizations for their work in science and medicine.

Listed below are some of the prestigious awards and honors our scientists have received.

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin
Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner
Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians
Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Larry Norton, MD
Larry Norton

Senior Vice President, Office of the President; Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center; Norna S. Sarofim Chair in Clinical Oncology

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel
Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Dr. Stewart Shuman
Stewart Shuman
Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Yueming Li, PhD
Yueming Li
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

American Cancer Society Medal of Honor
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

American Philosophical Society
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

American Society for Clinical Investigation
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP
Peter B. Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar
Pictured: David Solit
David B. Solit

Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology

David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Charles M. Rudin
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit
Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Ingo K. Mellinghoff
Pictured: Dr. Ross Levine
Ross L. Levine
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Edward P. Evans Chair in MDS, Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies, Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program & Leukemia Service

Prasad S. Adusumilli
Prasad S. Adusumilli

Deputy Chief and Attending, Thoracic Service; Vice Chair for Translational Research, Department of Surgery; Co-Director, Mesothelioma Program; Head, Solid Tumors Cell Therapy, Cellular Therapeutics Center

Pictured: Sarat Chandarlapaty
Sarat Chandarlapaty
Pictured: Yu Chen
Yu Chen
Pictured: Ping Chi
Ping Chi
Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Luis Diaz
Luis Alberto Diaz, Jr.

Head of the Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair

Jan Grimm, MD, PhD
Jan Grimm
Pictured: Dr. Tobias Hohl
Tobias M. Hohl

Chief, Infectious Diseases Service

Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Alex Kentsis
Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Pictured: Hans-Guido Wendel
Hans-Guido Wendel

Member/Professor, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
Richard N. Kolesnick
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Christine A. Iacobuzio-Donahue

David M. Rubenstein Center Chair for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Director, Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Pictured: Katharine C. Hsu
Katharine C. Hsu

Professor of Medicine

Pictured: Alan Houghton
Alan Houghton
Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Pictured: James Fagin
James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD
Emily H. Cheng

Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Association of American Physicians
Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Jedd D. Wolchok

Chief, Immuno-Oncology Service, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit
Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Pictured: James Fagin
James A. Fagin

Chief, Endocrinology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Hospital

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Crafoord Science Prize
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Pictured: Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney
Dana Pe'er, PhD
Dana Pe'er

Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Jennifer A. Zallen
Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

MacArthur Fellow
Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Massry Prize
National Academy of Medicine Members
Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP
Peter B. Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes

Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS -- Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology
Sir Murray F. Brennan

Senior Vice President of International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering neuro-oncologist Lisa M. DeAngelis
Lisa M. DeAngelis

Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer; Scott M. and Lisa G. Stuart Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering Surgeon Jeffrey Drebin
Jeffrey Drebin

Chair, Department of Surgery; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery

Kathleen Foley
Kathleen Foley
Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD
Hedvig Hricak

Chair, Department of Radiology

Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin
Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Steven Larson
Steven M. Larson
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Kenneth Offit, MD -- Chief, Clinical Genetics Service
Kenneth Offit

Chief, Clinical Genetics Service; Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
Malcolm Pike, Attending Epidemiologist
Malcolm Pike

Attending Epidemiologist

Jerome Posner
Jerome Posner
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Peter T. Scardino, MD, FACS
Peter T. Scardino

David H. Koch Chair

Memorial Sloan Kettering neurosurgeon Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Academy of Sciences Members
Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin
Samuel Danishefsky, PhD (emeritus)
Samuel J. Danishefsky

Emeritus

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno S. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Pictured: Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program; Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Foundation Chair; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
pictured: Mark Ptashne
Mark S. Ptashne
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Charles L. Sawyers, MD
Charles L. Sawyers

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis; Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich
Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Daniel Bachovchin
Daniel Bachovchin
Pictured: Dr. Vinod Balachandran
Vinod Balachandran

Member, David. M Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Adrienne A. Boire, MD, PhD
Adrienne A. Boire
Yael David
Yael David
Lydia Finley, PhD
Lydia Finley
Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Alex Kentsis
Andrea Schietinger
Andrea Schietinger

Associate Member, Immunology Program, SKI

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering