The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) is thrilled to announce the recipient of the 2022 Champion of Hope Award, James Resnick, PhD. The Champion of Hope Award was established to recognize individuals who have made impactful contributions toward FPWR’s mission to eliminate the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome through the advancement of research and therapeutic development.
Dr. Resnick is a Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. He has spent his career working to advance our understanding of genetic imprinting, making important contributions to the fields of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), Angelman syndrome (AS) and Dup15q syndrome research.
Dr. Resnick has been a longtime friend of FPWR, serving on the Scientific Advisory Board for more than a decade. He has quietly provided scientific support and expertise, helping guide the grants program, establishing research collaborations, and mentoring scientists venturing into the PWS field.
FPWR is honored to recognize Dr. Resnick with this award for his many outstanding achievements in research, and for his dedication to supporting FPWR’s work in advancing therapies for PWS! Thank you Dr. Resnick for your contributions to PWS research!