Lasker Award criteria and nominations

Nominations for the 2017 Awards will be accepted from November 1, 2016 through February 1, 2017.  Please visit our website at that time to download a nomination packet or to make an online submission.

Criteria for the Lasker Awards

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award: For a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science.

Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award: For a major advance that improves the lives of many thousands of people.

Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science: For research accomplishments and scientific statesmanship that engender the deepest feelings of awe and respect.

Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award: For 1) significantly improving the public’s understanding of subjects in medical research, public health or healthcare; 2) playing a major role in the support of policy, legislative or other initiatives aimed at accelerating progress in the medical sciences or health; 3) providing critical and generous financial support for incisive initiatives to enhance public health and/or medical research; 4) developing a national or international profile as an outstanding spokesperson in support of medical research or public health and bringing about significant, lasting benefits for medical research, public health, or healthcare; or 5) significantly improving the lives of many people through outstanding public health practice.

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