1983 Lasker Awards

Eric R. Kandel

For the application of cell biology techniques to the study of behavior, revealing mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Read about the achievement

Vernon B. Mountcastle

For original discoveries that illuminate the brain’s ability to perceive and organize information and to translate sensory impulses into behavior. Read about the achievement

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F. Mason Sones, Jr.

For combining the techniques of cardiac catheterization and coronary artery cinematography, thus inaugurating the modern era of diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease. Read about the achievement

Maurice R. Hilleman

For discovering the causes of certain viral diseases and for pioneering breakthroughs in vaccine, especially hepatitis B vaccine development throughout the world. Read about the achievement

Saul Krugman

For leadership in conceiving, developing, and testing vaccines against various viral diseases, especially hepatitis B, with vast impact on world health. Read about the achievement

Jury

1983 Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury

First Row, left to right: Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr., Vice President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Mathilde Krim, Sloan-Kettering Institution ● James Fordyce, Treasurer and Secretary, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Mary Lasker, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Michael DeBakey, Chair of the Jury, Baylor College of Medicine ● Alice Fordyce, Executive Vice President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation (Non-Voting Member of the Jury) ● Dorothy Krieger, Mt. Sinai Medical Center

Second Row, left to right: Derek Denton, University of Melbourne ● Thomas Merigan, Stanford University Medical Center ● Timothy O'Connor, Roswell Park Memorial Institute ● Joseph Melnick, Baylor College of Medicine ● David Baltimore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ● Howard Rusk, New York University Medical Center ● Claude Lenfant, National Institutes of Health

Third Row, left to right: Myron Essex, Harvard University School of Public Health ● Jordan Gutterman, University of Texas Cancer Center ● Stanley Cohen, Stanford University School of Medicine ● James Wyngaarden, National Institutes of Health ● K. Sune Bergström, Nobel Foundation ● Murray Goldstein, National Institutes of Health ● David Sabiston, Jr., Duke University Medical Center

Fourth Row, left to right: Solomon Snyder, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ● Fred Plum, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center ● Richard Gorlin, Mt. Sinai Medical Center ● Guy McKhann, The Johns Hopkins Hospital ● Isadore Rosenfeld, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center ● Frank Ruddle, Yale University ● Bruce Chabner, National Institutes of Health ● Herbert Pardes, National Institutes of Health ● William Cahan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


1983 Awards Ceremony

Left to right: Maurice Hilleman, Saul Krugman, Alice Fordyce, Lowell Weicker, Jr., Mary Lasker, Michael DeBakey, Vernon Mountcastle, F. Mason Sones, and Eric Kandel
Left to right: Mary Lasker, Mrs Lyndon B. Johnson, and Michael DeBakey
Left to right: Maurice Hilleman, Saul Krugman, Alice Fordyce, F. Mason Sones, Vernon Mountcastle, and Eric Kandel
Left to right: Maurice Hilleman, Saul Krugman, Alice Fordyce, Lowell Weicker, Jr., Mary Lasker, Michael DeBakey, Vernon Mountcastle, F. Mason Sones, and Eric Kandel
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