The award was presented at the annual UMDF meetings last week. Each year, the Foundation meticulously selects one individual whose transformative contributions have substantially advanced the field of Mitochondrial Medicine. The Vanguard Award was first given in 2013 to the pioneering visionary, Dr. Billi DiMauro at Columbia, and Dr. Naviaux has joined the ranks of such eminent professionals.
Dr. Naviaux’s dedication, profound scientific curiosity, and groundbreaking contributions have consistently expanded the understanding of mitochondrial diseases. Currently, Dr. Naviaux is also using his mitochondria expertise, especially in metabolomics, to look for a biomarker and potential treatment for ME/CFS.
His research continues to inspire the medical community and instills hope in those affected by these diseases. His recognition with the Vanguard Award is truly well-deserved.
The Open Medicine Foundation, extend heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Naviaux for this significant achievement. They are honoured to have such a passionate and dedicated pioneer amongst their collaborative network of researchers working to end ME/CFS.