The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2009 Lasker Awards for "outstanding accomplishments in basic medical and clinical medical research, and public service." 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. This years winners are John Gordon and Shinya Yamanaka for their research in nuclear reprogramming and stem cells; Brian Druker, Nicholas Lydon, and Charles Sawyers for lifesaving discoveries in the treatment of leukemia; and Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, for his efforts to reduce tobacco use and foster public health.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on Oct 2. Visit the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation website for more detailed information.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the privilege to work with the Lasker Foundation, designing the Lasker Award and program, along with the Foundation's identity and numerous collateral materials.