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".