2014 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences


The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences, an annual award recognizing outstanding achievement by a young scientist in biomedical research.

The Prize? $100,000, made possible by a generous gift from Ann Lurie, FNIH Board Member, distinguished philanthropist and president of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Foundation.

A few things to remember if you want to apply: the nominator must be a member of an accredited educational and/or scientific institution; the candidate must be 52 or younger on January 1, 2014; all nomination materials must be in English; and no self-nominations are allowed.

The awardee will be selected by a jury of six distinguished biomedical researchers, chaired by Solomon H. Snyder, MD, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Last year’€™s winner was Ruslan M. Medzhitov, PhD, the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator for discoveries related to the immune system.  The innate immune system that Medzhitov studies rapidly mobilizes a response to infection and, together with the adaptive immune system, is crucial to protecting human health.

Deadline to submit nominations is October 1, 2013, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

If you have any questions, email lurieprizeinfo@fnih.org.

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