Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and Related Diseases



2019 Awardees

Yusuf Hannun, MD

Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research
SUNY Distinguished Professor
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Bioactive Sphingolipids: Discovery, Foundations, Principles, Developments

Lina Obeid, MD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Dean for Research
Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY
Bioactive sphingolipid metabolism and role in disease

For their pioneering work on the role of ceramide and physiological and pathological processes, as well as defining the role of sphingolipids in aging. As distinguished co-leaders in this field Drs. Hannun and Obeid have contributed individually, and as a team, to many novel discoveries.
Call for Nominations
The Eicosanoid Research Foundation presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to individuals who have made substantial, significant contributions in the field on the role of bioactive lipids in health and disease.
The award winner will be honored at the 2022 International Conference on Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation, and Related Disease in New Orleans, Louisiana, scheduled for Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. The awardee will deliver the Lifetime Achievement Award Lecture on the opening day of the conference.
Nominations will be solicited in early 2022.

Nominations included a letter of support from an investigator or group of investigators outlining the candidate’s major contributions, along with his/her curriculum vitae. All nomination material should be sent electronically to Caryn Volpe in support of the Eicosanoid Research Foundation Board of Directors at The deadline for submission was August 31, 2019.

Previous Awardees:

15th International Bioactive Lipids Conference
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – October 22-25, 2017
Charles N. Serhan, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Decoding New Lipid Mediators and Mechanisms in Resolution of Inflammation, Infections and Tissue Regeneration

Harvard University, Boston, MA

14th International Bioactive Lipids Conference
Budapest, Hungary – July 12 – 15, 2015

Shuh Narumiya, M.D., Ph.D.

My adventures in prostaglandin research

Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) Programs, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

13th International Bioactive Lipids Conference
San Juan, Puerto Rico – November 3 – 6, 2013

Charles A. Dinarello, M.D.

Reducing Inflammation by Blocking Interleukin-1

University of Colorado, Division of Infectious Diseases, Aurora, CO

12th International Bioactive Lipids Conference

Seattle, Washington – September 18 – 21, 2011

Raphael Mechoulam, M.D.

Chemistry Biology of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids

Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel

11th International Bioactive Lipids Conference

Cancun, Mexico – October 25 – 28, 2009

K. Frank Austen, M.D.

Roles of Leukorienes, formerly known as SRS-A, in asthma and pulmonary disease

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

10th International Bioactive Lipids Conference
Montreal, Canada – September 16-19, 2007

John A. Oates, M.D.

Elucidation of the metabolism and biosyntheses of eicosanoids and development of new approaches to quantifying their production in humans

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

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