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Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Albert Maguire, MD, and Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD

Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, the F.M. Kirby Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell and Developmental BiologyAlbert Maguire, MD, the F.M. Kirby Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology, and the late Samuel Jacobson, MD, PhD, a professor of Ophthalmology, have been honored by the Helen Keller Foundation and BrightFocus Foundation with the Hellen Keller Prize for Vision Research. The award recognizes research excellence and career-long contributions to vision science.




Rebecca A. Hubbard, PhD, a professor of Biostatistics, has been honored with the Gertrude M. Cox Award by the Washington Statistical Society and RTI International. Initially established in 2003, the award recognizes early- to mid-career statisticians who have made notable contributions to the fields studied by Gertrude M. Cox, who is considered to be one of the founders of modern statistics.  

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Casey Humbyrd, MD, and Lorraine Boakye, MD
Casey Humbyrd, MD, chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery and an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Ethics and Health Policy, has been recognized with the Career Development Award by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) for her leadership in the field of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. Of Humbyrd’s many accomplishments, she is lauded for her work within the field of bioethics. She founded the program in Surgical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn not long after arriving in 2021.

Additionally, Lorraine Boakye, MD, an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of clinical research in Foot and Ankle, has been selected to represent the AOFAS at the Orthopaedic Research Scoiety’s annual Clinician Scholar Career Development Program for 2023. The program is for young orthopaedic surgeons who have a desire to become leading clinician-scientists.

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Bruce Levine, PhD

Bruce Levine, PhD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has received the Jerry Mendell Award for Translational Science from the American Society of Cell + Gene Therapy, in recognition of his work on the first FDA-approved gene therapy, and multiple first-in-human adoptive immunotherapy trials. The award honors the extensive work required to bring gene and cell therapies to clinical trial.






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David Mankoff, MD, PhD

David Mankoff, MD, PhD, vice chair for research in Radiology, has received the 2023 Edward H. Ahrens Jr. Distinguished Investigator Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, honored for his outstanding contributions to the clinical research and translational science field. Mankoff has also received the Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Alliance. He is recognized for not only his contributions to the field of Radiology, but for his generous mentorship of colleagues and trainees, which will shape the future of molecular imaging.

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, excellence in patient care, and community service. The organization consists of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Penn’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school.

The Perelman School of Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $550 million awarded in the 2022 fiscal year. Home to a proud history of “firsts” in medicine, Penn Medicine teams have pioneered discoveries and innovations that have shaped modern medicine, including recent breakthroughs such as CAR T cell therapy for cancer and the mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities stretch from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania to the New Jersey shore. These include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Health, Penn Medicine Princeton Health, and Pennsylvania Hospital—the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional facilities and enterprises include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, Penn Medicine at Home, Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, and Princeton House Behavioral Health, among others.

Penn Medicine is an $11.1 billion enterprise powered by more than 49,000 talented faculty and staff.

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