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Meet pioneering medical researchers and learn about the discoveries that made them famous: interviews, images, award citations, scholarly papers and biographical sketches of recipients of this most prestigious honor.


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2000 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards

The Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research for 1999 is shared by Aaron Ciechanover, Avram Hershko and Alexander Varshavsky. The Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research is shared by Michael Houghton and Harvey Alter. The Special Award for Achievement in Medical Research honors Sydney Brenner.


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1999 Albert Lasker Medical Research Award Winners

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for 1999 is shared by Clay Armstrong, Bertil Hille and Roderick MacKinnon. The Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award is shared by David W. Cushman and Miguel A. Ondetti. The Award for Special Medical Research Achievement honors Seymour S. Kety.


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1998 Albert Lasker Medical Research Award Winners

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for 1998 is shared by Lee Hartwell, Paul Nurse, and Yoshio Masui. The Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award is shared by Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., Peter C. Nowell, and Janet D. Rowley. The Award for Special Medical Research Achievement honors Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.


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1997 Albert Lasker Medical Research Award Winners

In 1997, Victor McKusick received the award for Special Achievement in Medical Science; Mark Ptashne won the Basic Medical Research Award; and the Clinical Research Award went to Alfred Sommer.


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1996 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards

Text of remarks from the 1996 awards ceremony by Joseph L. Goldstein, Chairman of the Lasker Awards Jury, is now available. Winners of the 1996 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards included 1998 Nobel Laureates Ferid Murad and Robert Furchgott--their citations and C.V.s are also online.


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Pathfinders

It has been said that were Columbus alive today he would surely be a scientist. It is equally certain that had these pathfinders of today been alive back then they would have been the most daring of explorers. Glimpses of the lives of Michael DeBakey and Paul Zamecnik include video interviews with former CBS Evening News producer and three-time Emmy Award winner Richard Cohen.


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Profiles in Discovery: Oswald Avery

1947 Lasker Award winner Oswald T. Avery's most important contribution to science was not widely acknowledged in his lifetime. Here, Oswald colleague Dr. Maclyn McCarty discusses Avery's work with Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg and Bradie Metheny, publisher of Washington Fax. Bibliographical material included.


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Previous Albert Lasker Medical Research Award Winners

A complete roster of 53 years of Lasker Award winners and the accomplishments that distinguished them, along with a list of the many Lasker honorees who went on to win the Nobel prize, 1946-1997.


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About the Lasker Medical Research Awards

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