Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

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Sloan Kettering Institute scientists have been recognized by national and international organizations for their innovative research in science and medicine. Listed below are some of the prestigious honors and awards our scientists have received.

Awards in alphabetical order

Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Prize
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner

Courtney Steel Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Member, Molecular Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Frederick R. Adler Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians

William E. Snee Chair

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel

Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair of Experimental Therapeutics

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Dr. Stewart Shuman
Stewart Shuman

Simon H. Rifkind Chair

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellows
Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
American Association of the Advancement of Science Fellows
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Yueming Li, PhD
Yueming Li
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ken Marians
Kenneth J. Marians

William E. Snee Chair

American Philosophical Society
Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

Member, Developmental Biology

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

American Society for Clinical Investigation
The Omar Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service

Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Jan Grimm, MD, PhD
Jan Grimm
Pictured: Alan Houghton
Alan Houghton
Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
Katharine C. Hsu

Attending Physician

Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Alex Kentsis
Pictured: Richard Kolesnick
Richard N. Kolesnick
Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit

Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine​

Charles M. Rudin, MD, PhD
Charles M. Rudin
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Viviane Tabar
Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Pictured: Hans-Guido Wendel
Hans-Guido Wendel

Member/Professor, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Association of American Physicians
The Omar Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab

Chair, Molecular Pharmacology Program, SKI; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service

Michael Glickman
Michael S. Glickman
Katharine C. Hsu, MD, PhD
Katharine C. Hsu

Attending Physician

Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit

Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine​

Pictured: Neal Rosen
Neal Rosen
David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
Pictured: Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Marcel R. M. van den Brink
Crafoord Science Prize
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award
David Scheinberg
David A. Scheinberg

Chair, Center for Experimental Therapeutics, MSK; Deputy Director, Sloan Kettering Institute, for Therapeutic Discovery

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Member, Molecular Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Frederick R. Adler Chair

Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Dana Pe'er, PhD
Dana Pe'er

Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Alan and Sandra Gerry Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alan and Sandra Gerry Endowed Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Tobias Walther
Tobias Walther

Program Chair, Cell Biology Program; SKI Professor, Weill Cornell; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Cell Biology; MSK Investigator, HHMI

Pictured: Jennifer Zallen
Jennifer A. Zallen

Member, Developmental Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Inserm International Prize
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Jacob and Louise Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University Medical Center
Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

MacArthur Fellow
Pictured: Dr. Lorenz Studer
Lorenz Studer

Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology

National Academy of Medicine Members
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Alexandra Joyner

Courtney Steel Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Pictured: Kenneth Offit
Kenneth Offit

Robert and Kate Niehaus Chair in Inherited Cancer Genomics; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine​

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
National Academy of Sciences Members
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

Pictured: Dr. Scott Keeney
Scott Keeney

Member, Molecular Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Frederick R. Adler Chair

Pictured: Thomas Kelly
Thomas J. Kelly

Benno C. Schmidt Chair of Cancer Research; Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Weill Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

Christopher Lima
Christopher D. Lima

Member and Chair, Structural Biology Program, SKI; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Alfred P. Sloan Chair

Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Joan Massagué, PhD
Joan Massagué

Chief Scientific Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Director, Sloan Kettering Institute; Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Chair; Member, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

Luis Parada
Luis F. Parada

Director, Brain Tumor Center; Albert C. Foster Chair; American Cancer Society Research Professor; Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Pictured: Dinshaw Patel
Dinshaw Patel

Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair of Experimental Therapeutics

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Andrea Schietinger
Andrea Schietinger

Member, Immunology Program, SKI; Catherine and Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
Pasteur-Weizmann/Servier International Prize
Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
Scott Lowe
Scott W. Lowe

Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program, SKI; Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Pictured: Dr. Nikola Pavletich
Nikola P. Pavletich

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair

Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Daniel Bachovchin
Daniel Bachovchin

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Adrienne A. Boire
Adrienne A. Boire
Yael David
Yael David
Lydia Finley, PhD
Lydia Finley

Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair

Pictured: Alex Kentsis
Alex Kentsis
Andrea Schietinger
Andrea Schietinger

Member, Immunology Program, SKI; Catherine and Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty

Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine
Pictured: Maria Jasin
Maria Jasin

William E. Snee Chair

William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology
Alexander Rudensky, PhD
Alexander Rudensky

Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center at MSK

Pictured: Michel Sadelain
Michel Sadelain

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair; Director, Center for Cell Engineering