ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than two weeks to the
deadline, Albany Medical Center announces that final nominations are due by
January 15, 2002, for the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and
Biomedical Research, the largest annual medical prize offered in the United
States, and second worldwide to the Nobel Prize of Sweden. The award is
Established last year as a result of a $50 million gift commitment from
New York City philanthropist Marty Silverman and the Silverman Foundation, the
Albany Medical Center Prize is designed to encourage and recognize
extraordinary and sustained contributions to improving health care and
promoting innovative biomedical research.
This prestigious prize is awarded each spring to a physician or scientist,
or group, whose work has led 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.
Those honored will be practitioners and/or scientists whose
accomplishments and outcomes have been demonstrated in the past quarter
century, with preference to demonstrated accomplishments in the past decade.
Nominations by interested parties may be directed to Ronald A. Joyce, the
secretary of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical
Research, 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 or
may be e-mailed to: AMCPrize@mail.amc.edu.
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. No self-nominations will be accepted.
The recipient of the Prize will be announced in March 2002; the award
ceremony will be held on April 17, 2002, in Albany, N.Y.
For further information, log on to http://www.amc.edu.
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SOURCE Albany Medical Center