The 2020 President’s Awards for Research and Impact were presented to recipients from across the university who have been involved in ground-breaking research in areas including early childhood development, breast cancer treatment, water quality and neurodiversity.

The President’s Awards for Research are presented for outstanding achievement and research excellence over an extended period, while the President’s Awards for Impact are presented in recognition of research work, often a single project, that has had a significant impact on society.

We are delighted to announce Professor John Crown was a recipient of this year’s President’s Award for Impact:

Professor John Crown, Thomas Baldwin Chair for Translational Oncology, for his work at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) and DCU’s School of Biotechnology to improve the treatment options available to women with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. Under his leadership, a new drug combination to treat women with this type of breast cancer, that is based on prior preclinical studies from the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT) research team based in the NICB, has entered clinical development in a recently opened Phase 1 clinical trial named CAROLINE-1. The CAROLINE-1 study received support from The Caroline Foundation and Puma Biotechnology Inc.

To view the recording of Professor John Crown’s award, it is located on the timeline 36.22/46:40 on YouTube.