The Lasker Essay Contest engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and builds skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.
The contest is open to medical school students, interns, residents, and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; graduate students in public health programs; and graduate students in other health professions programs. Starting in 2017, the Essay Contest will be open to international applicants.
First-place award is $10,000. Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. All monetary prizes are to be used towards educational expenses.
David Hill shares with Lasker what inspired him to pursue a career in the field of human microbiome, how he prepared for the essay contest, and how he envisions his future as a young scientist.Read More