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Awards and Past Recipients

Three prestigious awards are given at the Symposia.

The Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award is conferred on a physician or scientist who has made distinguished contributions to cancer research. It is the oldest award conferred by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and was established in 1950 in honor of Ernst William Bertner, M.D., who was the first acting director of MD Anderson Cancer Center and the first president of the Texas Medical Center. The award is made possible by funds from the former Bertner Foundation and from MD Anderson Cancer Center. Past Awards Recipients (doc)

The Heath Memorial Award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to cancer patient care through the clinical application of basic cancer knowledge and was established by William W. Heath, a former chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents and past American ambassador to Sweden, and his wife, Mavis, in 1965. It was created in memory of Mr. Heath's brothers. Past Awards Recipients (doc)

The Wilson S. Stone Memorial Award was created in 1971 to recognize young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to biomedical sciences in the United States. It honors Wilson S. Stone Ph.D., a brilliant researcher and educator who helped develop the sciences within The University of Texas System. Past Awards Recipients (doc)

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