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Van Andel Research Institute | Scientific Report Daniel Nathans Memorial Award 76

VARI | 2009 Daniel Nathans Memorial Award The Daniel Nathans Memorial Award was established in memory of Dr. Daniel Nathans, a distinguished member of our scientific community and a founding member of VARI’s Board of Scientific Advisors. We established this award to recognize individuals who emulate Dan and his contributions to biomedical and cancer research. It is our way of thanking and honoring him for his help and guidance in bringing Jay and Betty Van Andel’s dream to reality. The Daniel Nathans Memorial Award was announced at our inaugural symposium, “Cancer & Molecular Genetics in the Twenty-First Century”, in September 2000. Award Recipients 2000 Richard D. Klausner, M.D. 2001 Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. 2002 Lawrence H. Einhorn, M.D. 2003 Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D. 2004 Brian Druker, M.D. 2005 Tony Hunter, Ph.D., and Tony Pawson, Ph.D. 2006 Harald zur Hausen, M.D., and Douglas R. Lowy, M.D. 2007 Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., and Genentech, Inc. From left: Nathans awardees Arthur D. Levinson, Ph.D., representing Genentech, Inc., and Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., with VARI Director George F. Vande Woude at the Nathans Award ceremony. 77

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