One illuminated key principles in brain development. Another enabled new hope for detecting cancer at its earliest stages. And another volunteered years of his time to advance the cause of Stanford Medicine.
Together, they are the 2018 recipients of the highest honor bestowed by the School of Medicine, the Dean’s Medal, which is presented to individuals whose contributions have significantly advanced the mission of Stanford Medicine.
The recipients are Carla Shatz, PhD, the Sapp Family Provostial Professor, the David Starr Jordan Director of Stanford Bio-X and a professor of biology and of neurobiology; Don Listwin, founder and chairman of the Canary Foundation, which supports programs for early cancer detection; and Ron Johnson, founder and CEO of Enjoy, a company that hand-delivers technology products and helps customers set them up.
“The collaborative effort to advance the biomedical revolution in precision health takes many forms,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. “This year’s medal recipients have used their passions for science, philanthropy and service to help bring about exceptional progress in research and clinical care. I’m proud to honor their work.”