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Blake S. Wilson Russ Prize Awarded In 2015

Blake S. Wilson

Blake S. Wilson

Award Name : Russ Prize

Year of Award : 2015

Award for : Medical

Location : Durham, North Carolina, United States


Blake S. Wilson is an American doctor best known for his role in developing the cochlear implant. Initially, he trained in electrical engineering, but later he turned his interest to hearing research.In 1977,he joined the Research Triangle Institute team, and in the 1980s his team developed a speech coding method for cochlear implants.In 2013, he received the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.In January 2015, The National Academy of Engineering awarded Wilson a share of the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize for “engineering cochlear implants that enable the deaf to hear".