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Lasker Award



The Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards have been awarded annually since 1946 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science. They are administered by the Lasker Foundation, founded by advertising pioneer Albert Lasker and his wife Mary Woodward Lasker (later an influential medical research activist). The awards are sometimes referred to as "America's Nobels." As of 2005, 71 recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. James W. Fordyce is the current President of the Foundation.

Additional recommended knowledge

The four main awards are:

Recent awards

Winners of the 2006 Lasker Awards were announced September 16, 2006. Among announcements were the following awards: (Reuters), (laskerfoundation.org)

  • Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award:
    • Joseph G. Gall (Carnegie Institution of Washington) for his work as an early leader of modern cell biology, particularly for the development of in situ hybridization, and as an early champion of women in science.

On September 15, 2007, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the 2007 Lasker Award winners which included 2 surgeons:

Drs. Alain Carpentier, 74, Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris; Albert Starr, 81, of the Providence Health System in Portland, Oregon;

Dr. Ralph Steinman, 64, of Rockefeller University in Manhattan; and Dr. Anthony Fauci, 66, an internationally known immunologist.

Dr. Steinman and Dr. Fauci will each receive $150,000 and Dr. Starr and Dr. Carpentier will each receive $75,000.[1]

References

  1. ^ New York Times, 4 Winners of Lasker Medical Prize
 
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