Joe Leigh Simpson Award for Best Early Career Investigator
At the international conference, ISPD recognizes the work of the best early career investigator with the Joe Leigh Simpson Award. This award was previously named the ISPD Young Scientist Award, and renamed to honor Joe Leigh Simpson, the Founding President of ISPD. Below an overview of the winning young investigators:
2017: Cortical age in fetuses with heart defects using automated age-prediction software
Sheila Everwijn, Netherlands (left) with Joe Leigh Simpson (right) in San Diego
2016: An Integrated human/murine transcriptome and pathway approach to identify prenatal treatments for Down syndrome
Faycal Guedj, PhD, United States
2015: Correction of Hemoglobin levels in a Heterozygous Humanized Mouse Model of Thalassemia after Fetal Gene Therapy
Pancios Shangaris, MBBCh, BAO, MSc, United Kingdom
2014: Are false-positive results in non-invasive prenatal RHD typing caused by placental chimerism?
Florentine F. Thurik, MD, The Netherlands
2013: Fetoscopic lasercoagulation of the entire vascular equator for treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.
Femke Slaghekke, MD, The Netherlands
2012: Altered Fetal Cerebral and Cerebellar Development in Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS).
Tomo Tarui, MD, United States
2010: Intrauterine delivery of AAV efficiently transduces the liver and CNS in the non-human primate fetus.
Citra Mattar, MBBS, Mmed, MRAZNCOG, Singapore
2008: MLPA or karyotyping? Comparison of accuracy in prenatal diagnosis: Preliminary results.
Elisabeth Boormans, MD, The Netherlands
2006: Hematopoietic chimerism and prevention of tumor formation after allogeneic in utero transplantation of embryonic stem cell-derived progenitors in cynomolgus monkey