The 2017 Lasker Awards


The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation have announced the recipients of the 2017 Lasker Awards. Long recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific and medical awards in the United States, many Lasker Award recipients later receive a Nobel Prize for their contributions to the community.

Michael N. Hall is honored with the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award for discoveries concerning the nutrient-activated TOR proteins and their central role in the metabolic control of cell growth.

John Schiller and Douglas Lowy are honored with the Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for technological advances that enabled development of HPV vaccines for prevention of cervical cancer and other tumors caused by human papillomaviruses.

Planned Parenthood is honored with the Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award for providing essential health services and reproductive care to millions of women for more than a century.

The Lasker Awards recognize the contributions of researchers, clinician scientists, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of human disease. The awards were presented on Friday, September 15, 2017.

Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the privilege to work with the Lasker Foundation, designing the Lasker Awards program, along with the Foundation's identity and numerous collateral materials.