ach year, we recognize the women and men who dedicate their lives to driving cutting-edge research that advances the trajectory of health for humanity. We honor these Champions of Science® for their ingenuity, perseverance and collaborative spirit, and celebrate the impact of their work on human health.

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Science impacts our daily lives in every imaginable way, fueling progress and delivering the next generation of treatments and cures. Now, more than ever, science needs champions to help us understand how research and innovation can help create a better future. The time to champion science is now.
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Announcing the 2020 Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award
Watch our celebration of the champions who are helping to eliminate stigma and improve mental healthcare in communities around the world, including the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award.

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    Dr. Paul Janssen Award
    September 16, 2020
    Watch the Dr. Paul Janssen Award webcast as we celebrate scientific heroes whose curiosity and tenacity are leading to longer, healthier, happier lives for people all over the world. As Dr. Paul said, “There is so much more to be done; the patients are waiting.”
    Champions of Science: The Dr. Paul Janssen Award
    Champions of Science: The Dr. Paul Janssen Award
    Dr. Guislain Award
    October 08, 2020
    Join us LIVE for a special virtual event celebrating the champions who are helping to eliminate stigma and improve mental healthcare in communities around the world, including the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award.
    Champions of Science: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness
    Champions of Science: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness

Johnson Medal for Research and Development

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Behind every innovation that improves health and well-being are the scientists and engineers who make it all possible.

Established in 1960, the Johnson Medal for Research and Development is named after the late General Robert Wood Johnson and is the most prestigious award given for research and development excellence at Johnson & Johnson.

Through their collaboration and dedication to patients and consumers, these outstanding teams have advanced innovations that are making a difference for people around the world who are waiting for breakthrough treatments and solutions.

Dr. Guislain Award

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The Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award, established in 2012 in partnership with the Dr. Guislain Museum, recognizes an individual, project or organization that has made an exceptional contribution to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness through innovative social, cultural or scientific initiatives.

The award honors Dr. Joseph Guislain (1790-1860), a driven activist for people with mental illness and the first Belgian psychiatrist to provide scientifically-based treatment for these individuals.

We have named 13 individuals and organizations to the shortlist of nominees for the 2020 Dr. Guislain Award! Learn more about their efforts.

The 2020 Dr. Guislain Award recipient will be announced on October 15, 2020 on JNJ.com and LinkedIn.

WiSTEM2D Scholars Award

The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Timeline

The following timeline outlines the key dates in the Scholars Award Program process.

June 27, 2017: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program Is Announced

Johnson & Johnson hopes to play an influential role in STEM2D breakthroughs in the future by offering the WiSTEM2D Scholars Program.

September 14, 2020: Applications Open

Starting September 14, please visit our site and follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.

October 15, 2020: Applications Are Closed

We must receive all applications by 9AM HST (Honolulu Standard Time) October 15, 2020, in order to be considered for the Scholars Program.

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