In recognition of his innovation and visionary research, George Goshua, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology), has been recognized as a finalist for the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. The award acknowledges three young and creative researchers across the globe who take bold risks to ask fundamental questions at the intersection of life and social sciences and who have made significant advances in applying techniques developed in one domain to address questions in another. Dr. Goshua’s award-winning essay published in Science, Napkin math can change the world, uncovers how mathematical models can hold the key to equitable patient care. The prize essay is a window into Dr. Goshua’s body of research, that was recognized for its paradigm shifting potential and opportunity to change the landscape of patient care. Dr. Goshua writes how data-driven improvements in value-based and equitable healthcare need to be driven by healthcare providers to make significant, positive change. “I am incredibly honored to have my research to be recognized at this level: spanning well beyond medicine and biology to the intersection of the life and social sciences. Thank you to the leadership of the NOMIS Foundation and to the editors of Science for highlighting and supporting our work in hematology-oncology on this global scale. I am thankful for the nine years spent in our supportive Yale community, to my collaborators in this country and abroad, and to the trainees I have the privilege to train both here at Yale and beyond. This recognition honors the luminaries in the generation before mine who continue to support my vision for value-based, equitable healthcare, and is an investment into the methodological development of the generation after mine.” Dr. Goshua said. “Dr. Goshua, even at such a young stage in his career, is already developing new models to expand access to cutting edge gene therapies in sickle cell disease and hemophilia and dismantling the excesses of pharmaceuticals in rare diseases. He represents a once-in-a-generation talent, the sort of prodigy whose work will impact patients worldwide for years to come, and we are all so very proud to know that this is now being recognized on a global scale,” said Alfred I. Lee, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine (Hematology); Director, Hematology/Oncology Program; Chief, Classical Hematology Program, Yale Cancer Center. The Goshua Lab at Yale Cancer Center employs quantitative decision analytic modeling methods to fill gaps in clinical guidelines, impact health resource allocation, and inform health policy decisions. A former Bernard G. Forget Scholar, Dr. Goshua’s research is supported by the American Society of Hematology and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Center for Excellence in Hematology Research Career Development Award. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship at Yale, and received his Master of Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus in Risk and Decision Science. His clinical expertise is in the care of adults with rare hematologic disorders, with a particular interest in immunohematology and thrombosis. Dr. Goshua will speak at the award ceremony for the Young Explorer Award in Zurich, Switzerland in June 2024.