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Takebe Receives Vilcek Foundation Award for Creative Promise

Cincinnati Children’s organoid research expert Takanori Takebe, MD, PhD, has been selected as one of eight people to receive a 2024 Vilcek Foundation Prize in recognition of outstanding immigrant contributions to science, medicine, arts and culture in the United States.

Takebe is receiving a $50,000 prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, which recognizes “early and mid-career immigrant professionals whose work represents a unique approach or perspective, or has had a significant impact in their field of study or practice.”

Takebe, who was born in Japan, serves as director for commercial innovation at the Cincinnati Children’s Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Research and Medicine (CuSTOM) and as Endowed Chair of Organoid Medicine. In addition to his appointment as an associate professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Takebe also is a professor at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University’s Institute of Research.

Learn more about the Vilcek Foundation awards