In 2017, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation established the Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize through support of the family and friends of Andrew J. Lockhart, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 39 from cholangiocarcinoma, a particularly virulent cancer affecting the biliary system of the liver and gallbladder. The Lockhart Prize is intended to support research that could lead to more effective therapeutic interventions for hard-to-treat cancers like the cancer that took his life.
This annual $75,000 cash award is given to an investigator who has made outstanding contributions in advancing cancer treatment using focused ultrasound and who demonstrates great potential for further advancements in the field.
Applicants should submit a letter (not to exceed two pages) documenting his/her achievements to date and expected accomplishments in the field of focused ultrasound and cancer in the next three to five years. Emphasis on collaborative research is encouraged. In addition, two letters of reference are required.
Candidates may apply directly for the award or be nominated by other individuals. Please submit applications and/or nominations by July 31 to Jessica Foley at . A committee chosen by the Foundation will select the annual recipient of the award.
Awardees are required to provide a brief summary of their yearly accomplishments for three years (due on June 30 of each year).
This prize is made possible by the generous contribution of the friends and family of Andrew J. Lockhart.
The Lockhart Prize has previously been given to the University of Virginia's Richard Price, PhD (2017), the University of Maryland’s Graeme Woodworth, MD (2018), and the University of Michigan’s Zhen Xu, PhD (2019).
About Andrew J. Lockhart
Andrew was born on July 13, 1977, and spent his formative years in Boston, Massachusetts, London, England, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Andrew attended Greenwich Country Day School and graduated from Eton College in Windsor, England and Choate-Rosemary Hall School in Wallingford, Connecticut. Andrew graduated from the University of Virginia (B.S. in Economics in 2004) and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010. Andrew and his wife, Ashley Parke Lockhart were married in September 2010 and soon moved to New York where Andrew became an Associate with Clifford Chance LLP, specializing in international transportation and development projects. Andrew finished his all too short law career as an Associate with Hunton & Williams LLP in their Richmond and London offices, permanently moving to London in 2015, where he specialized in international energy, infrastructure, and project development law.
Andrew's keen intellect, warm and engaging demeanor, and compassionate outlook were bright lights to the people who knew him. Andrew deeply loved his wife and daughters. He spent time relaxing by reading, participating in all forms of country pursuits, and was particularly interested in studying the mysteries of the earth and horizons beyond. Music was an important part of Andrew's life as he was a member of the Eton College Chapel Choir and the University of Virginia Glee Club. He was an avid fan of all University of Virginia sports teams, cheering through all their triumphs and losses.
Andrew died on September 30, 2016, after a hard-fought battle with a virulent cancer called cholangiocarcinoma, which is related to the biliary system of the liver and gallbladder.