UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Associate Professor Dr. Suzie Pun is the 2014 recipient of the Controlled Release Society (CRS) Young Investigator Award and Biomaterials Science Lectureship.

The CRS Young Investigator award recognizes a society member who has made outstanding contributions in the science of controlled release and is 40 years or younger the year the award is presented. Dr. Pun will receive public recognition of this award at the 2014 CRS Annual Meeting & Exposition and a $3,000 honorarium. Read more about the Young Investigator Award at the Controlled Release Society website.

Dr. Pun is also the first-ever recipient of the Biomaterials Science Lectureship award. The lectureship honors a younger scientist who has made significant contributions to the biomaterials field. In recognition of this award, Dr. Pun will present a lecture three times (with one lecture to take place in the USA), receive a travel award of £1,000 ($1671), contribute a lead article to the journal Biomaterials Science and have her work showcased on the back cover of the issue in which her article is published. Read more about the Biomaterials Science Lectureship.