Carnegie Mellon University
July 06, 2016

ISAC Presents Distinguished Service Award to CBD Department Head Robert F. Murphy at CYTO 2016

Bob Murphy and John Nolan

On June 15, 2016, the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) presented Computational Biology Department Head Robert F. Murphy with the Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented by the society’s past president, John Nolan, in Seattle during the society’s annual awards ceremony at CYTO 2016 (ISAC’s annual international Congress). Nolan’s CYTO 2016 ceremony remarks regarding Dr. Murphy are below:

“The Distinguished Service Award was established to honor those individuals who served the Society in a major role, provided major support to the Society and its members, or made a significant contribution to the success of the Society. The Awards committee comprises significant individuals in science and cytometry able to assess the breadth and depth of a nominee’s contributions. The committee recognized the contribution you have made to ISAC through your years of involvement at the committee and Council level. As President you transformed the aspirations of the Society and made its future more secure – we continue to enjoy the legacy of your leadership. In particular, your work to strengthen the society financially by forging a relationship with the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, your work to increase the involvement of image cytometrists in ISAC, and your work to launch the ICCE certification program have been invaluable. The committee further recognized that your profile as a highly respected scientist and innovator together aligned with your long-term support of the Society have helped ISAC to pursue its mission of advancing cytometry. As a recipient you do honor both to ISAC and the Award.”