ECOR Award Recipients 2020-2021

To be Honored at Celebration of Science


Martin Prize in Clinical Research 2021 

  • Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) -  Trial of Sodium Phenylbutyrate-Taurursodiol for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (NEJM)


Martin Prize in Fundamental Research 2021 

  • Martin Aryee, PhD  (Assistant Professor of Pathology) - Large-Scale Topological Changes Restrain Malignant Progression in Colorectal Cancer (Cell)


Goodman Fellowship 2021

  • Benjamin Kleinstiver, PhD (Assistant Professor of Pathology/Center for Genomic Medicine)
  • Caroline Sokol, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Medicine)


2021 MGH Research Scholars

Will be announced at Celebration of Science on the afternoon of April 7, 2021


2021 Celebration of Science Award

  • Ryan Collins, Phd Candidate (Center for Genomic Medicine) -  An open resource of structural variation for medical and population genetics (Nature)
  • Mark Daly, PhD (Associate Professor of Medicine/ATGU) - The mutational constraint spectrum quantified from variation in 141,456 humans (Nature)
  • Benjamin Kleinstiver , PhD (Assistant Professor of Pathology/Center for Genomic Medicine) - Unconstrained genome targeting with near-PAMless engineered CRISPR-Cas9 Variants (Science)
  • Michael Mansour, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Medicine/Infectious Disease) - Efficacy of Tocilizumab in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (NEJM)
  • Eric Minikel, PhD (Instructor in Neurology/Center for Genomic Medicine) - Evaluating drug targets through "human loss-of-function genetic" variation (Nature)
  • Jeffrey Schweitzer, MD, PhD (Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery) - Personalized iPSC-Derived Dopamine Progenitor Cells for Parkinson's Disease (NEJM)
  • Tracey Simon, MD, MPH (Assistant Professor of Medicine/Gastroenterology) - Association of Aspirin with Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver-Related Mortality (NEJM)
  • Mei Wu, PhD (Associate Professor of Dermatology/Wellman Center for Photomedicine) - Pulmonary surfactant-biomimetic nanoparticles potentiate heterosubtypic influenza immunity (Science)
  • Xu Yu, MD (Associate Professor of Medicine/Ragon Institute) - Distinct viral reservoirs in individuals with spontaneous control of HIV-1 (Nature)


Claflin 2020 Recipients

  • Beth Costine-Bartell, PhD (Neurosurgery)
  • Li Lan, MD, PhD (Cancer Center)
  • Camille Powe, MD (Medicine/Diabetes Unit)
  • Meghan Sise, MD, MS (Medicine/Nephrology)
  • Shannon Tessier, PhD (Surgery)
  • Meagan Wasfy, MD (Medicine/Cardiology)


PSDA 2020 Recipients

  • David Alagpulinsa, PhD (Medicine/Infectious Disease)
  • Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, MD (Medicine/Hematology, Oncology Unit/Cancer Center)
  • Christian Lino Cardenas, PharmD, PhD (Medicine/Cardiology)
  • Nneka Ufere, MD (Medicine/GI)