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Nominations Sought for Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine


ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2013 Nominations for the 2014 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, one of nation’s largest and most prestigious scientific awards, are being accepted through Dec. 6, 2013.

The $500,000 Albany Prize was created in 2000 to recognize a physician, biomedical scientist, or group of physicians or scientists who have made extraordinary and sustained contributions to improving health care and patient care or who have successfully pursued innovative biomedical research that has demonstrated translational benefits for improved patient care.

Eligible are practitioners or scientists whose accomplishments and outcomes have been demonstrated in the past quarter century, with preference to demonstrated accomplishments in the past decade.

Five Albany Prize winners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.  Recipients of the prize have included noted infectious disease researcher and clinician Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health; Tissue engineering founder Robert S. Langer, M.D., professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Human genetics pioneers David Botstein, Ph.D., Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric S. Lander, Ph.D.; and groundbreaking molecular researchers Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., and Joan Steitz, Ph.D.

A letter of nomination must include a description of the nominee's extraordinary or sustained contribution to improving health care and patient care; or a description of innovative biomedical research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care. The Selection Committee also requests two additional letters of support for each nomination, as well as the curriculum vitae of each person nominated, with a bibliography of important publications and articles. No self-nominations will be accepted.

Electronic submission is encouraged at: AMCprize@mail.amc.edu. For more information, including booklets and nomination forms, visit: http://www.amc.edu/Academic/AlbanyPrize/prize_criteria.cfm.

By mail, please submit to:
Kim Fine, Committee Secretary
Executive Vice President, Policy, Planning and Communications
The Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
c/o Albany Medical Center, 628 Madison Avenue - 2nd Floor, Y206B
Albany, New York 12208

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 734-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter .

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*Questions & Comments:

Sue Ford
Extension: (518) 262 - 3421
  fords@mail.amc.edu



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