School of Medicine

Gordon honored by National Academy of Medicine

Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, the Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and director of the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences & Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will be the inaugural recipient of the David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine, a newly established honor from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

The academy created the award to recognize creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing health and the human condition around the world. It honors an exceptional biomedical research discovery, translation, or public health intervention that has fundamentally enriched the understanding of biology and disease, leading to a significant improvement in human health and social well-being and a reduction in global health inequities.

Named for David Hamburg, who was president of the Institute of Medicine from 1975-80, and Beatrix Hamburg, a NAM member and expert in child and adolescent behavioral health, this new award will be presented yearly.

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