The Lasker Awards
have been awarded annually since 1945 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science
or who have performed public service on behalf of medicine. They are administered by the Lasker Foundation, founded by Albert Lasker
and his wife Mary Woodard Lasker
(later a medical research activist). The awards are sometimes referred to as "America's Nobels". Lasker Award has gained a reputation for identifying future winners of the Nobel Prize. Eighty-six Lasker laureates have received the Nobel Prize
, including 32 in the last two decades.
Claire Pomeroy is the current President of the Foundation.
The four main awards are:
The awards carry an honorarium of $250,000 for each category.
Alcoholics Anonymous received a Group Citation from the Lasker Foundation in 1951.
A collection of papers from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation were donated to the National Library of Medicine by Mrs. Albert D. Lasker in April 1985.
Recent winners include the following:
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