Research Awards & Honors

Memorial Sloan Kettering researchers are a distinguished group of investigators who have been recognized by national and international organizations for their work in science and medicine.

Learn more about the awards and honors our scientists have received.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Adnerson
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
Pictured: Craig Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, MSK
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians
Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Pictured: Scott Lowe
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

American Philosophical Society

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

American Society for Clinical Investigation

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Chief, Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service; Member and Attending Physician
Pictured: Peter Bach
Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes
Sohail Tavazoie
Assistant Professor, Rockefeller University
Pictured: David Solit
Director, Marie-Josée & Henry R. Kravis Center for Molecular Oncology
David Scheinberg
Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Director, Center for Cell Engineering
Pictured: C. Ola Landgren
Chief, Myeloma Service
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
The Lorenz Studer Lab
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology
Pictured: Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue
Director of Genomics Research, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Ronald DeMatteo, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Acting Chief, Colorectal Service; Director, General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
Pictured: Renier J. Brentjens
Director, Cellular Therapeutics
The José Baselga Lab
Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital
Scott Armstrong
Director, Center for Epigenetics Research; Director, Leukemia Center

Association of American Physicians

Pictured: Jedd Wolchok
Chief, Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service; Member and Attending Physician
Pictured: Craig Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David Scheinberg
Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
The José Baselga Lab
Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital
Scott Armstrong
Director, Center for Epigenetics Research; Director, Leukemia Center

Fellow for the American Association of the Advancement of Science

Kathryn Adnerson
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
Pictured: Kenneth J. Marians
Dean, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Pictured: Scott Lowe
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Scott Armstrong
Director, Center for Epigenetics Research; Director, Leukemia Center

Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy

The José Baselga Lab
Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital
Jimmie C. Holland, MD -- Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Pictured: Craig Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

MacArthur Fellow

The Lorenz Studer Lab
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Members of the National Academy of Sciences

Kathryn Adnerson
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, MSK
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Pictured: Craig Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Members of the National Academy of Medicine

Kathryn Adnerson
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, MSK
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI
The José Baselga Lab
Physician-in-Chief, Memorial Hospital
Murray F. Brennan, MD, FACS -- Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology
Vice President for International Programs; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Clinical Oncology; Director, The Bobst International Center
Lisa M. DeAngelis
Chair, Department of Neurology; Lillian Rojtman Berkman Chair in Honor of Jerome B. Posner
Kathleen M. Foley, MD -- The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Chair
The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Chair
Jimmie C. Holland, MD -- Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
Pictured: Hedvig Hricak
Chair, Department of Radiology
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School
Pictured: Joan Massagué
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute
Pictured: Malcolm Pike
Attending Epidemiologist
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Peter T. Scardino, MD, FACS -- Chair, Department of Surgery; David H. Koch Chair; Member, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Chair, Department of Surgery; David H. Koch Chair
Pictured: Craig Thompson
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

Pictured: Scott Lowe
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI
The Alexander Rudensky Lab
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, MSK
The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award

David Scheinberg
Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Director, Center for Experimental Therapeutics

Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Dorothy P. Landon Prize for Translational Cancer Research

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award

The Charles Sawyers Lab
Chair, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Scott Armstrong
Director, Center for Epigenetics Research; Director, Leukemia Center
Pictured: Scott Lowe
Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Pictured: Nikola Pavletich
Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI

Massry Prize

National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

National Medal of Science

William H. Nichols Medal

Passano Award

Pictured: Joan Massagué
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Director, Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences; Provost, Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Research

Pictured: Joan Massagué
Director, Sloan Kettering Institute

Wolf Prize in Chemistry