Often called “America’s Nobels”, the Lasker Awards recognize the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease. Numerous Lasker Awards have been bestowed on IRP scientists. Read about the awardees, including one scientist who received two Laskers.
PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. IRP scientists have been on the list of PECASE recipients every year since 1997. Find out who they are.
The National Academies provide expert advice to the U.S. government on issues of science, health, and engineering and, today, comprise three private, nonprofit institutions: The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The NAS is the oldest of these, established by the U.S. Congress in 1863. Read about the accomplishments of the many NIH scientists, past and present, elected to the NAS as well as the NAE.
The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in science and engineering. Two IRP scientists have been awarded this prestigious medal. Learn about their accomplishments.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal—the highest civilian award in the U.S. Two NIH Institute Directors have been honored with this award. Find out who they are.