Original clipping (left) unearthed by Dr. David Bader and shared with our Department. The article is from the 1986 New York Times piece on our illustrious Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Stanley Cohen. Below are links to the full text of the article as it appeared in print, along with another New York Times article also written about Dr. Cohen in the same time period.
2021 Nobel Prize Recollections by Jan Jordan
Jan Jordan provided a retrospective of the Nobel prize, awarded to her late husband, Stanley Cohen. Along with Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini, Dr. Cohen was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the isolation of nerve growth factor and the discovery of epidermal growth factor. (View Presentation) The Nobel Prize Day recollections of Jan Jordan on December 10, 2021, were followed by a private dedication ceremony honoring our illustrious Nobelist Dr. Stanley Cohen. The bench named for Dr. Cohen is prominently placed where a new generation of scientists can ponder scientific thoughts while viewing a stately oak within the Vanderbilt Arboretum. The white oak tree has a name placard on it identifying both the scientific tree species and honoring Dr. Cohen. We thank the York family for their donation of this apt memoriam, sure to be enjoyed for many years to come.
2016 TN Health Care Hall of Fame Induction
Stanley Cohen, our Nobel-prize winning Professor Emeritus, has been named to the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame by Belmont University and the McWhorter Society (see induction program). This accolade recognizes men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the health and health care industry.
Marlene Jayne, our retired Department Administrator, accepted the Tennessee Healthcare Hall of Fame award on behalf of Dr. Stanley Cohen and gave an eloquent speech. Presenting the Inductions was Dr. Harry Jacobsen, former Vice Chancellor of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Winners exemplify high ethical and professional character as outstanding community role models. Read more here. View Marlene Jayne’s Acceptance Speech
Stanley Cohen Retrospectives
Vanderbilt Library archived Stanley Cohen collection.
34 Minute Video
Our Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus, Dr. Stanley Cohen is mentioned within Dr. Lynn Helena Caporale’s 2019 Keynote Lecture at Duke University, from a symposium discussing how immigrants have shaped scientific leadership.
Symposium 2019 info
Keynote Lecture link (5 min mark)
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology member magazine published this retrospective of Stanley Cohen in its March 2020 issue.
Graham Carpenter, Vanderbilt University, and Robert Coffey, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, published this retrospective of Stanley Cohen in the March 20, 2020 issue of Science Magazine: “Stanley Cohen (1922-2020) Award-winning biochemist who shed light on cell growth”
Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund
Give to the Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund here.
The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is pleased to solicit applications for research awards from the Stanley Cohen Innovation Fund. The Cohen Fund supports high-risk, ground-breaking research with the potential to open new fields of scientific inquiry and biomedical impact. Initial awards of up to $100,000 (direct costs) will be made from the Fund. Awardees can receive a second year of funding, pending adequate progress.
The awards honor and are in memory of Professor of Biochemistry and 1986 Nobel Laureate Stanley Cohen, whose discovery of epidermal growth factor and its mechanism of action revolutionized our understanding of cellular signaling in fields of biomedical research such as development, wound healing, and cancer and led to high impact therapies across a range of diseases. Professor Cohen’s work will serve as the prototype for research that will be supported by the Fund.