2015 Taubman Prize Selection Committee Members

The following individuals comprise the national selection committee that will judge the entries for the 2015 Taubman Prize:

Valerie Castle, M.D.

  • Chair, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ravitz Foundation Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
  • Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Harry Dietz, M.D.

  • Victor A. McKusick Professor of Genetics and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
  • Howard Huges Medical Institute Investigator
  • 2012 Taubman Prize recipient


Carl H. June, M.D.

  • Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2014 Taubman Prize recipient


Gary Koretzky, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Dean, Weill Cornell Graduate School, Cornell University
  • Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Frank H.T. Rhodes Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Biology and Genetics


William C. Mobley, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego
  • Executive Director, UCSD Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment 
  • Florence Riford Chair of Alzheimer Disease Research


Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.

  • President, Brigham and Women’s / Faulkner Hospitals


David C. Page, M.D.

  • Director, Whitehead Institute
  • Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator


Charles L. Sawyers,  M.D.

  • Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Chair
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
  • 2013 Taubman Prize recipient


Stephen M. Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine
  • Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair
  • Director, Memory Disorder


Barbara Vickrey, M.D., M.P.H.

  • President and Vice Chair, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles


Tachi Yamada, M.D.

  • Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.





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