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Innovator of the Year

The highest honor bestowed on University of Virginia innovators, the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year award recognizes an individual or team each year whose research discovery is making a major impact.

Named for the late UVA Professor Emeritus Dr. Richard F. Edlich (1939-2013) and Christopher J. (“Goose”) Henderson, a 35-year financial industry veteran with experience in strategic planning, risk management, sales, marketing, and business development, the award is a tribute to their enduring support of and commitment to the University and its innovators.

2023 Winner: Timothy N. Showalter, M.D.

Past Honorees