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Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

The Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies. The award particularly honors pioneering contributions to optical methods and devices that have facilitated advancements in biology or medicine.  Honorarium of $2,000 presented annually.

For additional information on Britton Chance, access the links below.  

http://www.med.upenn.edu/biocbiop/chance/
http://www.brittonchance.org


 

Tayyaba Hasan, Wellman Institute Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is the 2018 recipient of the SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Award.  SPIE presents this award in recognition of her trailblazing contributions to the field of Photodynamic Therapy and its clinical translation, your leadership and your service to the photonics community.

Previous Recipients of the Britton Chance Biomedical Opticsl Award

2017 - Christopher H. Contag
2016 - David Alan Boas
2015 - Lihong Wang
2014 - Brian C. Wilson
2013 - James Fujimoto
2012 - Robert A. Alfano


2017 - Christopher H. Contag

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his impact on the study of living biology. With his invention of in vivo optical imaging using bioluminescent and fluorescent reporters, and by making laboratory animal models essentially transparent for scientific discovery his work has significantly impacted the fields of oncology, infection, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine.

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2016 - David Alan Boas

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his development, application, and dissemination of near infrared spectroscopy and imaging for imaging breast cancer and the functioning brain, and for his perseverance in developing several innovative microscopic methods to further advance our knowledge of cerebral physiology.

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2015 - Lihong Wang


The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering technical contributions and visionary leadership in the development and application of photo-acoustic tomography, photoacoustic microscopy and photon transport modeling.

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2014 - Brian C. Wilson

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his many contributions to biomedical optics over the past 30 years, including his pioneering work in photodynamic therapy.

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2013 - James Fujimoto

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering research in optical coherence tomography (OCT) and its development as a clinical tool.


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2012 - Robert A. Alfano

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering work in biomedical optics and ultrafast laser spectroscopy. The announcement was made today by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

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