Yoshihiro Kawaoka, DVM, PhD, was awarded a 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his research on pandemic influenza. Popular Mechanics editor-in-chief said Kawaoka was selected because his work could “help protect humanity” from potential influenza pandemics. Kawaoka, along with the other award recipients, was recognized at a reception in New York City on October 7, 2014. He will also be featured in the November issue of Popular Mechanics. Read more here.