Lasker Awards

Lasker Awards,

prizes created in 1945 by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (est. 1942) in recognition of achievement in several areas of medicine. Among the most prestigious honors in the field of biomedical research, the Lasker Awards are presented to scientists, physicians, and public servants from around the world whose work has made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease. They are given in four main areas: basic medical research, clinical medical research, special achievement, and public service. Sometimes called "America's Nobels," the Lasker Awards have frequently proved a preview of the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, and since the beginning of the awards many Lasker winners have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize.
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The Lasker Awards rank among the world's most celebrated scientific honors for biomedical research and many consider them America's Nobel Prizes; in fact, 87 past Lasker awardees have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.
The Lasker Awards, which carry an honorarium of $250,000 in each category, will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, September 21 in New York City.
2006 Lasker Awards. Created by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, http://www.laskerfoundation.orgZindex.html.
The Lasker Awards are annual awards given to honor remarkable achievements in scientific research.
The Lasker awards are the most sought-after among biomedical researchers with 63 winners going on to win the Nobel Prize but the New York ceremony was put in doubt after the recent terrorist outrages.
Similarly, Lasker awards in Medicine are given by the Lasker Foundation in the US and anticipate about a third of Noble prizes in Medicine/Physiology.
The judges for this year's Albert Lasker awards dipped into the well of medical talent and came up with two basic researchers, a surgeon, a chief executive officer of a charitable organization and a newspaper colmunist.
Five scientists have been awarded the prestigious Lasker Awards for developing a life-saving leukemia treatment and for advances in "reprogramming" DNA, which led to creating a new kind of stem cell.
The Lasker awards are the most sought - after among biomedical researchers with 63 Lasker winners going on to win the Nobel Prize.
The Lasker awards are considered by many in the medical community to be American's Nobel prize for medicine.