1997Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD - Director, Division of Neuropathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
1998Dennis Choi, MD, PhD - Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO: The Role of Zinc in Acute Brain Injury
1999 Steven Ringel, MD, PhD - Professor of Neurology, Neuromuscular Department, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO: Demonstrating the Value of Treating Patients with Neurologic and Neurosurgical Diseases
2000Stanley Pruisner, MD - Professor of Neurology, Director of the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA: New Approaches to Dementing Illnesses—The Saga of Prions: From Heresy to Orthodoxy
2001Fred H. Gage, MD - Professor Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA: Stem Cells in  the Adult Mammalian Brain
2002Gerald Fischbach, MD - College of Physician and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY: Neurosurgical Science in the New Millennium
2003Irving Weissman, MD - Professor of Pathology, Stanford University, CA:
Stem and Progenitor Cell Biology and Transplantation
2004Mario Capecchi, PhD - Distinguished Professor of Biology and Human Genetics, The University of Utah: Mouse Knockout Model
2005Michael Merzenich, PhD. - Francis A. Sooy Chair, Department of Otolaryngology UCSF: Brain Plasticity and Neurosurgery
2006Bruce McNaughton, PhD - Director, ARL Division of Neural Systems Memory and Aging, University of Arizona: Hippocampal Neural Activation and the Trace Reactivation Theory of Memory Consolidation
2007Antonio Damasio, MD, PhD - David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and Director, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California: The Neurobiology of Emotion: Advances and Consequences
2008John Povlishock, PhD: Thirty Years of Neurotrauma Research – What Have We Learned and Where Are We Headed?
2009Webster K. Cavenee, PhD - Director, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of California San Diego, CA: Genetics and Therapeutic Response in Gliobastioma
2010James A. Thompson, VMD, PhD - Director of Regenerative Biology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health- Exiting the Pluripotent State and Back Again
2011Michael S. Gazzaniga, PhD - Trying to Understand the Mind/Brain Interfa

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