Final Call for Nominations for the Largest Prize in Medicine Ever Offered in the United States

Jan 08, 2001, 00:00 ET from Albany Medical Center

    ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nominations are due January 15 for
 the first-ever Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical
 Research, the largest annual prize in medicine ever offered in the United
 States.  The award will be $500,000.
     The Prize, which was unveiled last November, is the result of a
 $50 million gift commitment by New York City philanthropist Morris "Marty"
 Silverman and the Silverman Foundation.
     This prestigious Prize will be awarded each spring to a physician or
 scientist, or group, whose work has lead to significant advances in the fields
 of health care and scientific research with demonstrated translational
 benefits applied to improved patient care.
     Physicians and scientists eligible for the award will include, but not be
 limited to, those working in the fields of disease and injury management,
 clinical research, and basic science investigations of diseases and injuries,
 leading to new discoveries and improved clinical outcomes.  According to the
 criteria, those honored will be practitioners and/or scientists whose
 accomplishments and outcomes have been demonstrated within the past 10 years.
     Nominations by interested parties or self-nominations may be directed to
 Ronald A. Joyce, the secretary of the Albany Medical Center Prize Committee,
 c/o Albany Medical Center, Mail Code 119, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany,
 N.Y., 12208-3478.  Nominations may also be faxed to (518) 262-4769.
     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 vita of each person nominated, with a bibliography
 of important publications and articles.
     The inaugural recipient of the Prize will be announced in March 2001, with
 the award ceremony slated for late April 2001, in Albany, N.Y.
     For additional information, please log on to the Albany Medical Center
 Website at
     Albany Medical Center is one of only 125 academic health sciences centers
 in the nation and the only such health care institution in northeastern New
 York.  With 6,700 staff members, this leading not-for-profit health care
 institution constitutes the largest private employer in Albany.  It includes
 one of New York's largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center
 Hospital (founded in 1849); one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the
 Albany Medical College (founded in 1839); and one of the Capital Region's most
 active fundraising organizations, the Albany Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

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