ASU Nobel Laureate honored for outstanding contributions to public health

Leland Hartwell sits in a blue button-up shirt, looking at the camera.Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist Leland Hartwell received Research!America’s Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award, which recognizes those who have provided leadership and determination in building an outstanding scientific research organization. Hartwell, an ASU School of Sustainability professor and the director of the Pathfinder Center at ASU's Biodesign Institute, was honored for his commitment as president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 1997 to 2010. “Research!America is honored to recognize Dr. Hartwell for his exemplary leadership as a researcher, educator and lifelong advocate for scientific discovery," said Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley. "Dr. Hartwell is deeply committed to educating the next generation of critical thinkers in health, education, technology and sustainability. We salute his achievements."