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Honors and Achievements

Our scientists are frequently honored with awards in the field of regenerative medicine and beyond. Some of their most notable achievements are listed below.

Shay Soker, PhD Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board for CollPlant 
June 2018
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WFIRM Research Article on 3-D Testicular Organoid Gets Award
May 2018
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Researchers Create Advanced Brain Organoid 
May 2018
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MTEC Partnership with U.S. Army Supports WFIRM Project for Skin Regeneration
March 2018
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Regenerative Medicine Research Earns vanSchaayk Top Poster Honors
February 2018
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WFIRM Shares NSF Grant with NC A&T University
January 2018
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Gorantla Named President Elect for ISVCA
December 2017 
       Gorantla Vijay
Cystic Fibrosis Researcher at WFIRM Earns Funding Support
November 2017 
       Sean Award
WFIRM Scientists Study Space Radiation Health Effects to Keep Astronauts Safe 
November 2017
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WFIRM Researchers Featured in Tissue Engineering Journal
October 2017

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Doctorate student Riccardo Tamburrini, MD wins Young Investigator and Best Oral Presentation awards at European Society of Transplantation conference
October 2017

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NSF Grant Recognizes Successful WFIRM Summer Scholars Program
August 2017
Summer Scholars 2015 Lab
Drs. Graca Almeida-Porada and Chris Porada Receive R01 Grant
August 2017
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Dr. Khalil Bitar and his Lab Successfully Engineer Sphincter
July 2017
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Dr. Hooman Sadri-Ardekani earned Research Scholar award from the AUA Leadership Program
May 2017
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Dr. Kahlil Bitar's Lab Research Recipient of Multiple Awards 
May 2017
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Bioprinting Team Receives 2017 Piedmont Triad Biotechnology Research and Development Excellence Award at Triad BioNight
March 2017
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Dr. Chris Porada Awarded Grant Proposal by NASA for Research on Health Risks Associated with Space Travel 
March 2017
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Dr. Anthony Atala Awarded 2016 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in Life Sciences
December 2016
       Anthony Atala Award
Julio Alemán Recognized as Innovator Under 35 Central America 2016 by MIT Technology Review
November 2016
       Julio Aleman
Dr. Anthony Atala, MD Honored as 2016 Innovator of the Year by R&D Magazine
November 2016
       Anthony Atala Award
Sean Murphy, PhD Recognized as Winston<40 Leadership Award Winner
October 2016
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Two Summer Scholars Alumni Honored for Research Conducted during 2015 Program
April 2016 
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Wake Forest Baptist Assistant Professor Named to International Diabetes Research Team       Orlando
Elie Zakhem Awarded Certificate of Recognition for Scientific Accomplishment as an Early Stage Investigator       Elie Zakhem
Williams Publishes Single-Author Textbook on Biomaterials       David Williams
Researcher Inducted into the N.C. State University Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Hall of Fame
February 2015
Claire Jeong named to the 2015 Tissue Engineering Young Investigator Council
January 2015
       Claire Jeong
Aaron Mohs Awarded National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Research Grant
October 2014
       Aaron Mohs
Kaja Richard Wins the Bench to Bedside Award
October 2014 
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Tanner Hill Wins the Mike & Lucy Robbins Fellowship Award
September 2014
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Karl-Erik Andersson Receives Research Fellowship
September 2014
Emmanuel Opara Named Program Director
September 2013
       Opara Award
David Williams Wins Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award
June 2012
       David Williams
Sean Murphy Receives National Fellowship
June 2012

Sean Murphy Receives American Australian Association Fellowship
December 2012 
       Sean Murphy Award
Amy Hicks Wins Two Awards
July 2012
       Amy Hicks Award
Anthony Atala Named to Institute of Medicine
October 2011
       Anthony Atala Award



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