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Harvey Alter

Harvey J. Alter
Chief, Infectious Disease Section
& Associate Director of Research
Department of Transfusion Medicine
Warren Magnuson Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

2000 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research

For pioneering work leading to the discovery of the virus that causes hepatitis C and the development of screening methods that reduced the risk of blood transfusion-associated hepatitis in the U.S. from 30% in 1970 to virtually zero in 2000.

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In his remarks at the 2000 Lasker Awards ceremony, Leon E. Rosenberg, a member of the 2000 Lasker Awards Jury, comments on the character of this year's winners of the 2000 Award for Clinical Medical Research.

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