MINNEAPOLIS, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charles A. Dinarello, M.D., a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and a member of the Techne Corporation Board of Directors, was recently recognized with two distinguished awards.
On April 26, 2009, Dr. Dinarello, Ralph M. Steinman, M.D., of
James J. Barba, president and chief executive officer of Albany Medical Center, who served as chairman of the National Selection Committee, in an April press release, said, "Collectively, the work of these scientists has led to a dramatically better understanding of the human immune system, in health and in disease. That knowledge has already directly resulted in new therapies for people with conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Crohn's disease and cancer. And, the discoveries they have made about how the body senses and responds to infection remain the basis of active research that holds the promise of new and improved vaccines and innovative ways to harness the power of the immune system to better fight viruses and bacterial illness. Their achievements are nothing short of astounding."
Dr. Dinarello, along with Professors Tadamitsu Kishimoto, M.D., Ph.D., and Toshio Hirano, M.D., Ph.D., both of Japan, have been named Crafoord Laureates 2009 and were honored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in ceremonies on May 11, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. The laureates received their prize medals from the King of Sweden, Carl Gustav the 16th. The 2009 Crafoord Prize was awarded "for their
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