Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award.

The Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors exceptional individuals or organizations whose public service has profoundly enlarged the possibilities for medical research and the health sciences and their impact on the health of the public. The Award will be conferred on a winner selected from among policy makers, journalists, philanthropists, advocates, scientists, and public health professionals.The Award will be conferred on a winner selected from among policy makers, journalists, philanthropists, advocates, scientists, and public health professionals. The Committee welcomes nominations in global health, domestic health, or both. Nominations must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) to an individual or organization who has significantly moved forward public understanding of subjects in medical research, medicine and health through bold investigation, reporting, or extraordinary educational efforts; 2) to an individual or organization who has played a major role in the support of policy, legislative or other initiatives aimed at progressin the medical sciences or health worldwide; 3) to an individual or organization who has provided critical and generous financial support for incisive initiatives to enhance medical research; 4) to an individual or organization who has developed a national or international profile as an outstanding spokesperson in support of medical research or the health sciences, and whose advocacy and leadership have brought about significant, lasting benefits for research, medicine, or health; 5) to an individual or organization whose outstanding public health practice has significantly improved the lives of many people.

Prize Amount: 
$250,000
Nomination Deadline: 
02/01/2019
Past Due Date: 
02/02/2015

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research.