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Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award


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The John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine honored Nicholas A. Peppas with their inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award on February 17, 2017. Peppas is a professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pharmacy, and surgery and perioperative care at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as Director of the Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine.

As part of the honor, Peppas delivered a talk at the Center for Nanomedicine's Seminar Series titled: "The Promise of Biotechnology: Solving Scientific Puzzles in Biomaterials and Drug Delivery."

Justin Hanes, director of the Center for Nanomedicine presented the award, which recognizes individuals whose work is at the intersection of nanotechnogy and medicine and has profoundly impacted society and human health. 

"Dr. Peppas was selected to acknowledge his pioneering work in biomaterials, drug delivery, and bionanotechnology," said Hanes. "His work in these areas has laid the fundamental foundations of understanding that underpins countless successful medical products that have impacted the lives of people all over the world."

The Pioneer in Nanomedicine Award was sponsored by generous donations from Shire, the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute, the Johns Hopkins University, the Wilmer Eye Institute, and the Center for Nanomedicine at Johns Hopkins and includes a $25,000 prize.​