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Medical and health research - Lasker Awards 2013

The Lasker Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2013 Lasker Awards. Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013. The Lasker Foundation's Awards Program recognizes the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of human disease. The awards will be offered in three categories in 2013:

• The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors scientists whose fundamental investigations have provided techniques, information, or concepts contributing to the elimination of major causes of disability and death;
• The Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients;
• The Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors men and women who have helped make possible the federal legislation and funding that supports research, and who have created public communication, public health, and advocacy programs of major importance.

Each award consists of an honorarium, a citation and an inscribed statuette of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, symbolizing victory over death and disease.

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