Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards: Richard Bruick, Ph.D. (Medicine, 2014)

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) selected Richard Bruick, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, as one of four recipients of the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards, which recognize rising Texas researchers.

Each year, the awards honor three outstanding, up-and-coming researchers in science, medicine, and engineering and their work. Each O’Donnell Award consists of a $25,000 honorarium, a citation, and an inscribed statue.

Dr. Bruick, honored in the medicine field, researches cellular responses to maintain oxygen and iron homeostasis that have helped lay the foundation for the development of small molecule therapeutics. These hold the potential to provide improved treatments for anemia, renal cancers, and iron overload disorders.

The video is courtesy of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST).