From the President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is dedicated to increasing funding for medical research, shining light on outstanding advances that improve health, and spreading the word that good science needs public support to thrive.
The Foundation believes that it is critical to educate people everywhere that an investment in medical research yields valuable returns in treatments for debilitating disorders, new means of preventing diseases, and improved lives. Investing in research also pays dividends because it builds a highly skilled workforce and promotes economic development.
Science can be a great leveler, with the ability to empower people in all corners of the world. The impact of medical research extends across geographic, cultural, and economic borders. Research brings us together, provides hope for millions of people afflicted with diseases, and serves as a model by which communities around the world can pursue scientific and public health challenges.
I invite you to explore on this website the interplay between basic science, clinical research, and public advocacy highlighted by the Foundation for almost 7 decades. Please join me in celebrating the wonder of scientific discovery and the many outstanding individuals who have helped prove the importance of medical research in improving health for all.
Claire Pomeroy, M.D., M.B.A.