From the President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
In today's increasingly globalized world, the impact of scientific knowledge is significantly broadened. Science can be a great leveler, with the ability to empower people in all corners of the world. Thus, the United States' investment in medical research extends far beyond our borders; it provides hope for millions of people afflicted with disease, it enhances our understanding of vital process, and it can serve as a model by which governments around the world can invest resources in empowering their own citizenry.
I invite you to explore on this website the interplay, highlighted by the Lasker Foundation for sixty-five years, between basic science and clinical research, and to learn about the many outstanding individuals who have helped prove the importance of medical research in improving our health.
Maria Freire, Ph.D.
Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation