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Medical News & Perspectives
May 25, 2011

Albany Prize Honors Stem Cell Scientists

JAMA. 2011;305(20):2054-2055. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.686

Three researchers whose work has paved the way toward realizing the clinical potential of stem cells will share the 11th Annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. The $500 000 prize, established by New York philanthropist Morris “Marty” Silverman in 2000, is the largest award in medicine and science in the United States.

Sharing the award, which was presented during a celebration in Albany, NY, on May 13, are James A. Thomson, VMD, PhD, of the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison, and the University of California, Santa Barbara; Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University in Japan and the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease in San Francisco; and Elaine Fuchs, PhD, of the Rockefeller University in New York City.