Lucia Sereni, Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center Harvard Medical School
WuXi Advanced Therapies
Cleveland Cord Blood Center
Center for Breakthrough Medicines
Title21 Health Solutions
We are delighted to announce that the Phacilitate Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded to Dr. Carl June.
The 2023 Phacilitate Lifetime Achievement Award, voted for by the Phacilitate community and our judges, was awarded to Dr. Carl June for his groundbreaking work in the development of the CAR-T therapy that cured not only industry-known names such as Bill Ludwig and Emily Whitehead – who this year celebrated 10 years ‘cancer-free’ – but a subsequent 1,500+ patients around the world. Tom Whitehead presented the award, commenting on Dr. June’s simultaneous ‘hero’ and ‘friend’ status within his family and the honor he felt in being able to present the award itself. In preparation for presenting this award, the Phacilitate team interviewed colleagues, patients and parents impacted by Dr. June’s work for a film summarizing his lifelong commitment to the development of CAR-T.