National Academy of Medicine

NAM Member Joseph DeSimone Receives 22nd Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment

September 25, 2017

Earlier this month, the Heinz Family Foundation announced NAM member Dr. Joseph DeSimone as the recipient of the 2017 Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. Dr. DeSimone is a polymer scientist whose research is at the interface of polymer science, medicine, energy, and other advanced technologies areas. He has led multiple efforts to leverage 3D printing to make medical devices and he recently co-founded Carbon, Inc., where he now teams up with manufacturers to develop real-world applications for 3D printing technology. Read his full nomination >> 

Dr. DeSimone has been an NAM member since 2014.

About the Heinz Awards

Established by Teresa Heinz in 1993 to honor the memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Awards celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of the Senator by recognizing the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the areas of greatest importance to him. 

The Heinz Awards, administered by the Heinz Family Foundation, recognize outstanding individuals for their contributions in the areas of: Arts and HumanitiesEnvironmentHuman ConditionPublic Policy, and Technology, the Economy and Employment.

Nominations are submitted by an anonymous Council of Nominators and are reviewed by Jurors appointed by the Heinz Family Foundation. Award recipients are ultimately selected by the Board of Directors.

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