James P. Allison, Carl June and Steven A. Rosenberg, have been conferred the 2018 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. They were awarded in recognition of their research in immunology and translation of their ideas into effective therapies that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.
James P. Allison is from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Carl June is from the University at Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Steven A. Rosenberg is from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute in Maryland.
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research :
It is United States’ second highest value prize in medicine and biomedical research, awarded by the Albany Medical Center. It was established in 2000 by late Morris “Marty” Silverman to honor to any physician or scientists or group whose work have led to significant advances in fields of health care and scientific research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care. It is awarded annually and carries monetary award of USD 500,000.