Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards: Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D. (Medicine, 2016)

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) selected Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, as the recipient of the 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Medicine.

Dr. Mendell, a scientist known for his work on the role of noncoding RNAs in cancer and tissue regeneration, was honored Jan. 21, 2016, during TAMEST’s annual conference in Dallas.

TAMEST presents four Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards each year – in medicine, science, engineering, and technological innovation – to recognize Texas researchers whose work exemplifies excellence in advancing understanding of important unmet needs. Each award consists of a $25,000 honorarium, a citation, a trophy, and an invitation to speak at the conference. The 2016 honors mark the 10th anniversary of the O’Donnell awards program.

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