Dr. Mandar Jog, Assistant Director, Lawson and Director of the National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), is the recipient of this year’s Innovation Award. Presented at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards event, the award recognized Dr. Jog’s development of a personalized therapy that has successfully treated over a hundred research patients with tremors in their arms and hands.
Sarah Best, research manager at Lawson Health Research Institute, was a recipient of this year’s Staff Award of Excellence, presented at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards. The award was created to honour the contributions of dynamic, hardworking staff members who help advance science at Lawson.
An international collaborative study between Lawson Health Research Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Royal Marsden and Epic Sciences is one of the first to demonstrate that a blood test can predict how patients with advanced prostate cancer will respond to specific treatments, leading to improved survival.