January 20, 2009 — The University of Virginia Patent Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2009 Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year.
Named for U.Va. Professor Emeritus Richard F. Edlich and Christopher J. Henderson, the award recognizes an inventor or team of inventors whose technology has proven to be of notable value to society. Award winners receive a $10,000 cash prize and formal recognition at the Patent Foundation’s annual awards banquet, to be held April 13 at the Boar’s Head.
To be eligible, nominees should be current U.Va. faculty, staff or students; currently have an issued and non-expired U.S. patent or copyright on their technology; and have invented a technology that is, in the opinion of the nominator, of high value to society.
To make a nomination, send an e-mail or letter of support to the U.Va. Patent Foundation by March 2. E-mailed nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. Letters can be sent to University of Virginia Patent Foundation. P.O. Box 800755, 250 W. Main St., Suite. 300 Charlottesville, VA 22902
If you have questions, e-mail email@example.com or call 434-924-2175.
Past winners of the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year Award include:
2008 George T. Rodeheaver, Ph.D.
2007 Wladek Minor, Ph.D.
2006 George T. Gillies, Ph.D.
2005 Benjamin M. Gaston, M.D., John F. Hunt, M.D.
2004 Haydn N.G. Wadley, Ph.D.
2003 William A. Petri Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Barbara J. Mann, Ph.D.
2002 Joel M. Linden, Ph.D.
2001 Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, Ph.D.
2000 Ronald P. Taylor, Ph.D.
1999 John C. Herr, Ph.D.
1997 Richard L. Guerrant, M.D., Timothy L. Macdonald, Ph.D.
1996 Jessica J. Brand, Patrice G. Guyenet, Ph.D., Richard D. Pearson, M.D., Janine C. Jagger, Ph.D.
1995 Donald F. Hunt, Ph.D., Jeffrey Shabanowitz, Ph.D., George C. Stafford Jr., Ph.D.
1994 Gerald L. Mandell, M.D., Gail W. Sullivan
1993 Joseph Larner, M.D., Ph.D
1992 Robert M. Berne, M.D., Luiz Belardinelli, M.D., Rafael Rubio, Ph.D.