Saltzman Receives Controlled Release Society Award


W. Mark Saltzman, the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, has received the 2017 Founders Award from the Controlled Release Society.   

The society grants this honor to a current CRS member who is internationally recognized for outstanding contributions in the science and technology of controlled release. 

Saltzman, who won the organization’s Young Investigator Award in 1996, has published numerous studies on the use of nanoparticles for controlled release systems as a means for local drug delivery. Not only do these particles deliver the drugs to a specific site in the body, and for a certain period, they can also reduce toxicity by not exposing non-targeted tissues to the drug.

Saltzman, who is also a member of the Yale Cancer Center, joined the faculty at Yale in 2002 and was appointed founding chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2003. Among other honors, he has received the Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award (1990); the Allan C. Davis Medal (1995); the Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering Award (2013) from Iowa State. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (1997); a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2010); a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (2012); a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2013); and a Member of the US National Academy of Medicine (2014).