Press Statement from NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
Five NIH Grantees Win 2006 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards
Now celebrating its 61st anniversary, the 2006 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards were announced today. This yearís awardees include five NIH grantees, Joseph G. Gall, Ph.D.; Carol W. Greider, Ph.D.; Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D.; Jack W. Szostak, Ph.D., and Aaron Beck, M.D. The Lasker Awards have come to be known as “Americas Nobels” and is the most coveted award in medical science.
“The Lasker Awards are the nationís most distinguished honor for outstanding contributions to basic and clinical research, as well as public service on behalf of research,” said NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. “NIH is proud to have supported the work of these five outstanding researchers who are being honored for their contributions to our understanding of cell biology, cognitive therapy, and telomere and telomerase research.”
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