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Medical News & Perspectives
September 11, 2013

2013 Lasker Awards Honor Biomedical Researchers and Champions of Public Service

JAMA. 2013;310(10):1011-1013. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.276942

Insights into the brain, hearing restoration, and medical improvements in developing countries represent the achievements of this year’s recipients of the 2013 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the Lasker ~ DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and the Lasker ~ Bloomberg Public Service Award.

“This year the Lasker Basic Award honors 2 scientists who discovered how the billions of neurons in our brain communicate with each other, and the Lasker Clinical Award honors 3 inventors who developed the modern cochlear implant that allows severely deaf people to hear. The Public Service Award recognizes a husband-wife team whose vision and dedication changed the way that complicated health challenges are addressed,” said Claire Pomeroy, president of the Lasker Foundation.