The American Chemical Society (Cleveland Section) awarded the 2018 Edward W. Morley Medal to Dennis Stuehr, PhD, Lerner Research Institute Department of Inflammation and Immunity.
The award honors outstanding contributions to chemistry through achievements primarily in research, but also for contributions in teaching, engineering, administration, public service, and service to humanity or to industrial progress. Joining a list of highly regarded researchers honored with the award, Dr. Stuehr is the first Cleveland Clinic scientist to receive it.
Dr. Stuehr, a native Clevelander, has a wide-ranging background covering not only chemistry but also biochemical toxicology. He has studied nitric oxide (NO) biosynthesis and aspects of the downstream signaling cascades that are influenced by NO production for over 25 years, with continuous funding support from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Stuehr and his associates have authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles and a number of invited reviews, which together have been cited in scientific literature over 40,000 times. He has been awarded the Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award for several projects and holds several patents.
Dr. Stuehr obtained degrees from Bowling Green State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and did postdoctoral work at the Tufts New England Medical Center and Cornell University before joining Cleveland Clinic in 1991.
Morley, the award's namesake, was half of the famous Michelson-Morley duo whose work on the speed of light and the motion of matter began a line of research that eventually led to special relativity.