NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for his leading role in mapping the human genome. Collins declined his portion of the $500,000 prize in order to comply with government ethics rules.
Co-recipients of the award are Eric Lander, PhD, director of the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, and David Botstein, PhD, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. They will be recognized during an April 23 celebration at Albany Medical Center.
This is the 10th year the Albany Medical Center Prize, often called “America’s Nobel,” has been awarded. Read more about the award on the NIH’s press Web site.