Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release Outstanding Paper Award

Co-sponsored by ELSEVIER

The winning contribution must be an outstanding regular paper in the field of delivery of bioactives (not an invited, a review, or from a special meeting) and published during the previous year in the Journal of Controlled Release.

2017 Awardee

Rabies vaccination in dogs using a dissolving microneedle patch
2016 Journal of Controlled Release, volume 239, pages 19-26
Jaya M. Arya, Kristopher Dewitt, Maya Scott Garrard, Yu-Wei Chiang, Mark Prausnitz


Jaya Arya graduated with a Ph.D. in bioengineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016, where she worked with Dr. Mark Prausnitz for her research on formulation and clinical translation of microneedles for vaccination in developing countries. Before moving to Atlanta, Jaya got her undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical technology at Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai. Jaya now works as a management consultant with Bain & Co. in their Atlanta office. Outside of work Jaya enjoys running outdoors, playing board games and cooking Indian food.

Selection Process

The Journal of Controlled Release Outstanding Paper Committee will make the selection of the awardee.


  • The corresponding author will receive a $1,000 honorarium from Elsevier.
  • Recognition during the award ceremony at the CRS annual meeting.

Past Recipients 

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