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Genzyme Gaucher Generation Program Awards 2012

Genzyme Honors Innovation in Gaucher Disease Research through Its 2012 Gaucher Generation Program Awards


Genzyme, a Sanofi company announced the recipients of the 2012 Gaucher Generation Program awards, an annual program in its fifth year that awards scientists and clinicians engaged in innovative Gaucher disease research.

This year’s recipients are:

New Investigator Awards:

Established Investigator Award:


“The Gaucher Generation Program represents Genzyme’s ongoing commitment to enhance care and support of the global Gaucher community, with the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of patients,” said Genzyme’s Senior Vice President and Head of Rare Diseases, Rogerio Vivaldi, MD. “As world-renowned thought leaders, each of these recipients will make a meaningful contribution to further the understanding of Gaucher disease. Genzyme has been committed to serving the Gaucher community for over 20 years, and we are proud to support these award recipients in their important work.”

Genzyme’s Gaucher Generation program provides funding to researchers throughout the world to stimulate and support the advancement of medical knowledge in Gaucher disease. An independent committee of international Gaucher disease experts reviewed the research proposals and selected the most meritorious applications. This year, two “New Investigator Awards” were given, with each recipient receiving $100,000 over two years, as well as one “Established Investigator Award” with an award of $150,000 over two years.

For the 2012 application year, an international committee of Gaucher disease experts scored the research proposals. Submissions were considered on the basis of scientific merit, adequacy of the experimental design, and feasibility of the proposed study. Higher consideration was given to proposals that had the potential for improving patient outcomes. The judges were blinded to the identity of the applicants until final decisions were made. More information on Genzyme’s Gaucher Generation Program, including previous recipients, can be found at: