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U Inventor Robert Vince Honored as NAI Fellow

Robert Vince is honored onstage for his National Academy of Inventors Fellowship

Robert Vince Ph.D., inventor of the AIDS drug Ziagen and one of the University of Minnesota's most prolific researchers, was recently honored at the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2018 Annual Conference as an NAI Fellow. This year, 155 academic inventors, including Vince, were honored with NAI Fellow status.

Election to NAI Fellow status is one of the highest professional honors an academic inventor can receive and is reserved for those whose inventions have had a significant impact on society. The U of M's Office for Technology Commercialization nominated Vince for the honor.

In 2014, Vince also received the U of M's inaugural Impact Award, one of three peer nominated Innovation Awards recognizing researchers and their significant achievements. Watch this video of Robert Vince made in honor of the award.

Thank you, Dr. Vince, for all of your contributions to the U of M and for improving quality of life and health in our world!

Erin Dennis

Erin Dennis

Erin is assistant communications director for the Office of the Vice President for Research and senior editor of Inquiry. 

edennis@umn.edu

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