Presidential NIH Visits: Jimmy Carter, 1979

Friday, November 20, 2015

In December 1979, the IRP's Dr. Earl Stadtman, chief of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Laboratory of Biochemistry, received the National Medal of Science from President Jimmy Carter. The honor was bestowed for Stadtman's "seminal contributions to understanding of the energy metabolism of anaerobic bacteria and for elucidation of major mechanisms whereby the rates of metabolic processes are finely matched to the requirements of the living cell."

Stadtman is considered one of the preeminent biochemists of the 20th century for his work on the mechanisms of metabolism. He also trained over 100 scientists at the NIH, two of which received a Nobel Prize. Learn more about Dr. Stadtman and his research.