List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: National Academy of Medicine

Membership in the National Academy of Medicine is based upon:

  • distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health;
  • demonstrated and continued involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research;
  • skills and resources likely to contribute to achieving the Academy’s mission; and
  • willingness to be an active participant in the work of the Academy.

The election of individuals to the National Academy of Medicine begins with a confidential nomination by two NAM members who are well acquainted with the candidate’s work. In sponsoring the nomination, the NAM member affirms his or her personal assessment that the candidate meets the NAM’s primary criterion of excellence and outstanding professional achievement in a field relevant to the mission of the NAM. Each year, up to 70 regular members and 10 international members are elected to the NAM by the regular membership body at large. The annual nomination cycle begins on November 1 and closes on February 1. The election takes place in late summer with new members announced in conjunction with the NAM Annual Meeting in October.

Nomination Deadline: 02/01/2018
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Title: Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science

This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.

Nomination Deadline: 02/01/2018
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Prize Amount: $100,000

Title: The Harvey Prize

The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment.

Nomination Deadline: 02/07/2018
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Prize Amount: $75,000

Title: AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards

Every year the AMA Foundation honors a select group of physicians and medical students who exemplify the medical profession's highest values: commitment to service, community involvement, altruism, leadership and dedication to patient care. The inspirational stories of these awardees demonstrate the enormous impact that one person can have in his or her community.

Nomination Deadline: 02/26/2018
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Prize Amount: $2,500

Title: Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine

The Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine recognizes, as early as possible in their careers, scientists in academia, medicine, or industry whose work had outstanding scientific content and significant practical consequences in the biomedical sciences.

Nomination Deadline: 02/28/2018
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Prize Amount: $15,000

Title: Federation of American Societies in Experiemental Biology Excellence in Science Award

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  The Excellence in Science Award is sponsored solely by FASEB to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB will be eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

Nomination Deadline: 03/01/2018
Past Due Date: 03/02/2015
Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research

The Albany Medical Center Prize has been created to provide national and international recognition to a physician, biomedical scientist, or group of physicians or scientists, who have made extraordinary and sustained leadership contributions to improving healthcare and patient care; or who have successfully pursued innovative biomedical research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care.

Nomination Deadline: 03/01/2018
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Prize Amount: $500,000

Title: AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

AAAS and Science Translational Medicine invite applications for the inaugural AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. This annual award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel, will honor an early-career investigator who has performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. Entrants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. within the last 10 years. The award winner will be invited to deliver a public lecture on his or her research and will receive a cash award of $25,000. The award winner’s Essay will be published as a Perspective in Science Translational Medicine.

Nomination Deadline: 03/01/2018
Past Due Date: 03/02/2015
Prize Amount: $25,000

Title: Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases

The Louis and Artur Lucian Award was established through a bequest to McGill University under the will of the late Olga Leibovici to honour the donor's two brothers, and was conferred for the first time in 1978. The Award is designed to honour outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition. As per the terms of the bequest, the work of the nominee must be current. The Louis and Artur Lucian Award consists of a $60,000 CDN prize to the recipient. It is hoped that through this Award, collaborative research in the field of circulatory diseases can be established between McGill and research centres elsewhere in Canada, the United States and other countries of the world. 

Nomination Deadline: 03/18/2018
Past Due Date: 03/18/2015
Prize Amount: $60,000 CDN

Title: Rolf Luft Award

The Rolf Luft Award is given by Karolinska Institutet for outstanding scientific contribution in endocrinology and diabetes.The Rolf Luft Foundation for diabetes research invites nominations for the 2014 Rolf Luft Award in Endocrinology and Diabetes research. The Prize winner will receive a medal and a cash award. The Prize winner will also be invited to deliver a lecture on their research at the Karolinska Institutet.

Nomination Deadline: 03/31/2018
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