The Optical Society (OSA)
To honor professor Michael S. Feld’s fundamental contributions in the fields of laser science and applied physics for solving biomedical problems, The Optical Society (OSA) and the OSA Foundation, both in Washington, have established the Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award to be given annually beginning in 2013. It will recognize individuals for innovative and influential contributions to the field of biophotonics, regardless of their career stage. Feld, who passed away in 2010, founded the Laser Biomedical Research Center at MIT in 1985 with the support of the National Institutes of Health. Nominations for the award are now being accepted from OSA members.