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Hackensack Doctor Recognized As Outstanding Scientist

Robert Korngold
Robert Korngold Photo Credit: Sheri Hensley

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center recently announced Robert Korngold chairman of the department of research, is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Scientist Award, as part of the prestigious Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Awards®.

These awards highlight “New Jersey’s very best healthcare leaders and providers who have made major innovations in education and research and have significantly impacted their community and the healthcare delivery system.”

“I am honored to receive the Outstanding Scientist Award,” Korngold said. “I have been fortunate to work among some of the most talented professionals in the field – all with the common goal of discovering new treatment for not just our HackensackUMC patients, but for patients around the world.”

“Congratulations to Dr. Korngold for receiving this prestigious recognition,” said Robert Garrett, president and chief executive officer of the Hackensack University Health Network. “Through his work as chairman of our research department for the past 11 years, Dr. Korngold has created an environment on campus that encourages innovation. His leadership has bolstered our program, and continues to expand its capabilities each year. Now, more than ever, research opportunities are creating more options for patients and delivering hope for tomorrow for so many patients.”

The Excellence in Medicine Awards are named after Edward J. Ill and date to 1939. Since 2003, the event has been sponsored by MDAdvantage Insurance Company.

HackensackUMC was home to more than 700 active/open clinical research studies last year, and remains the top independent hospital recipient of National Institutes of Health research money.

Beyond the walls of HackensackUMC, Korngold has made remarkable contributions to the field of science on an international and national level. His work regarding the role of donor T-cells in the development of graft-versus-host disease in matched bone marrow transplantation has been described as “landmark” and influenced clinical treatment.

Korngold also recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation for the exceptional pioneering contributions he and his research have made in the field.

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