Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, has won the 2014 Dickson Prize in Medicine for his pioneering studies demonstrating how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gut influence human health. The prize is awarded annually by the University of Pittsburgh to a leading American investigator engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research.
Gordon is the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
“Dr. Gordon’s fascinating work has broadened our understanding of obesity in the Western world and of childhood malnutrition in developing countries, and has the potential to stimulate new therapies directed at the human microbiome,” said Arthur S. Levine, MD, Pitt’s senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and the John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of Medicine.
Gordon will be honored Oct. 2, when he delivers the Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture at the opening plenary session for Pitt’s annual celebration of science and research.
Featured article originally published at Washington University Newsroom: Dickson Prize awarded to medical scientist