It’s time once again for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s annual meeting and Watanabe Prize Lecture, set this year for Friday, Sept. 23 at Hine Hall, located at 875 W. North St. on the IUPUI campus.
This year marks the eighth annual meeting and third awarding of the Watanabe Prize in Translational Research, which goes to Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz. Lefkowitz is the James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and professor of biochemistry at Duke University Medical Center — and is best known for his research into G protein-coupled receptors. Such work earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 along with Brian K. Kobilka of the Stanford University School of Medicine.
The Watanabe Prize is named after the late August M. Watanabe, an IUSM alumnus whose career spanned academia and the pharmaceutical and life science industries. It recognizes a member of the scientific or medical community who has achieved outstanding accomplishments in translational research.
The meeting also includes a poster competition open to CTSI trainees, supported researchers, program services, program partnerships and other categories. Winners of the Watanabe Translational Scholars prize, which recognizes two outstanding young investigators, will be announced as well.
Information on the meeting’s full agenda is available here.