November 2, 2011
Two internationally recognized scientists—SNM member David E. Kuhl, MD, and Jenny Pickworth Glusker, D.Sc.—are to receive the John Scott Award on Friday, November 4, 2011. Both scientists are credited with scientific discoveries that opened up a whole new way of examining cellular metabolism in the human body, leading to dramatic scientific breakthroughs.
The John Scott Award is named after a Scottish chemist and philanthropist. It is given to the “most deserving” men and women whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way to the “comfort, welfare and happiness” of mankind. Nominations of individuals for the award are made by a committee of Philadelphians to the Board of Directors of City Trusts of the City of Philadelphia. Prior honorees include Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen (2010) for his invention of the underwater breathing apparatus known as SCUBA; Dr. Bert Vogelstein (2003) who established a molecular basis for colon cancer; Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg (1998) who studied the relationship of the hepatitis B virus to hepatitis and liver cancer; Jonas E. Salk (1954) for discovering the Salk Poliomyelitis vaccine; and Sir Alexander Fleming (1944) for his discovery of Penicillin.