Excellence in research
One of Ireland’s leading scientists in the field of stem cell therapy is to receive the 2012 Marshall R. Urist Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research. Professor Frank Barry, Director of the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway, is to be given the award by the Orthopaedic Research Society. This is the first time the award will go a scientist working outside the US.
The award is presented to Professor Barry "in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of cell mediated therapies in bone and joint repair, and the impact of his research on improving the understanding of tissue regeneration and joint metabolism.”
The award is named after Dr Marshall R. Urist (1914–2001) who conducted pioneering studies on bone induction and the identification of bone morphogenetic protein, which revolutionised orthopaedic medicine.