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Harrington Prize Trophy

The Harrington Prize Honors Contributions to Advancing Medicine

Harrington Prize Trophy

Harrington Prize Trophy

Jenner. Lister. Salk. The names of physician-scientists who have left their mark on medical history are as familiar to today’s physicians as the Hippocratic Oath. Physician-scientists have always ranked among the most honored and most honorable of medical professionals, responsible for numerous breakthrough discoveries that have helped eradicate disease and alleviate human suffering.

The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application. The Harrington Prize is the result of collaboration between The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Harrington Discovery Institute. Both organizations understand the hurdles in the way of significant advancement of discovery to improve health and treat disease, and they are eager to highlight those who have navigated the path successfully.

The sculpture, presented on a triangular base with the engraved inscription “Heal,” “Teach” and “Discover,” was created to be a symbol of that work and how intertwined the physician-scientists responsibilities in the clinic, classroom and laboratory are to the advancement of medicine and society and to turning their discoveries into medicines that improve human health.

About the Artist

Matthew Hollern

Matthew Hollern

Matthew Hollern is Professor of Jewelry + Metals at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he has taught since 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art and French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his junior year he lived in Aix-en-Provence, France where he attended the Universite´ Aix-Marseille, and studied art at the École des Beaux-Arts - Aix-en-Provence. In 1989 he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metals from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He has received research and professional development grants from the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the Lilly Foundation, The John and Maxeen Flower Fund, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture - Creative Workforce Fellowship, and two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is included in public and private collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Design Museo Helsinki - Finland, the Vatican Archive, the Ohio Crafts Museum, the Cleveland Art Association, Alcatel-Sprint and others.