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Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
Date:9/12/2007

hode Island VA Medical Center. The effort focuses on developing new technologies for amputees, specifically biohybrid limbs comprised of regenerated tissue, lengthened bone, titanium bone implants, implantable neural sensors and external robotic limbs.

The subject of a Discovery Channel movie in 2002, Dr. Herr is very involved in sporting activities, including No Barriers USA, which promotes the advancement of new technologies and techniques to improve the quality of life of physically challenged people.

The nature of my work has been incredibly gratifying, not only by virtue of the impact it has on those of us with physical challenges, but also for its potential impact on the larger population as a whole, Dr. Herr said. This field is still in its infancy, and I have great hope that it can be applied to a broad range of utility to make healthy bodies better and stronger, to create new forms of mobility and to expand our capacity to perform beyond human limits. My thanks go out to the Heinz Family Foundation for recognizing me and by extension my many colleagues over the years with this magnificent honor.

Since 1993, the Heinz Family Foundation of Pittsburgh has recognized individuals whose dedication, skill and generosity of spirit represent the best of the human qualities that the late Sen. Heinz, for whom the award is named, held so dear.

Presented in five categories, the other Heinz Award recipients are:

  • Arts and Humanities: Dave Eggers, San Francisco, author and founder of the 826 Valencia writing laboratories as well as a publishing house for emerging writers
  • Environment (co-recipients): Bernard Amadei, Ph.D., Boulder, Colo., engineer, professor and founder of Engineers without Borders - USA; and Susan Seacrest, Lincoln, Neb., environmental advocate and founder of the Groundwater Foundation
  • Human Condition: David L. Heymann, M.D., Geneva, Switzerland, physician, an
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