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 at least one of the following -- improving the public’s understanding of medical research, public health, or healthcare; providing financial support for initiatives to enhance public health and/or medical research; serving as a spokesperson for medical research or public health; providing outstanding public health practice.
Lasker Medical Research Awardees are selected by a distinguished international jury chaired by Joseph L. Goldstein, recipient of the 1985 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award winners are selected by a jury chaired by Alfred Sommer, recipient of the 1997 Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research.