George Murphy Recipient of 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award

Headshot of Dr. George MurphyGeorge Murphy, PhD, associate professor of medicine, and co-director of the Boston Medical Center/BU Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) is a recipient of a 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award for his project “Deciphering Mechanisms of Disease Resistance and Longevity in Centenarians.”

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) founded the competition and coordinates among a network of global collaborators, each administering a competition in their respective country or region. In parallel, the NAM administers a U.S.-based Catalyst Award competition, for which approximately 500 innovators submitted applications in 2021. Murphy is one of 25 awardees and will receive $50,000 as seed funding to help advance his project.