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Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, Director of the Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine and the Michael and Charles Barnett Endowed Chair in Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Diseases at CHOP, was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Charles L. Hoppel Prize for Outstanding Contributions in Mitochondrial Research.

The international prize is given each year to a scientist who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in research in the broad field of mitochondrial biology. It is supported by an endowment that was established to honor Dr. Hoppel’s service to the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and his outstanding career in mitochondrial biology as a researcher, educator and mentor.

Dr. Wallace was selected for the award based on his extraordinary career achievement in mitochondrial biology. The award announcement highlighted “his commitment to students and colleagues, his ability to advance discoveries from laboratories to patients, and his continued service to the broader community reflect the values that Charles Hoppel has displayed over his 50-year career as an academic scientist.”

Dr. Wallace will receive the Prize when he presents the third annual Charles L. Hoppel Lecture this fall at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, where he will describe his research in mitochondrial science.

Read the full announcement.

Ben Leach
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia