This year's Vilcek Prize recipients demonstrate the truly global influence of America's immigrants: Mike Nichols was born in Berlin, Germany; Dr. Huda Zoghbi in Beirut, Lebanon; Ham Tran in Saigon, Vietnam; and Dr. Howard Chang, in Taipei, Taiwan.
The 2009 biomedical science winners were chosen by independent panels of experts. The jury for the Vilcek Prize included: Dr. Claudio Basilico, Professor and Chairman in the Department of Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine; Dr. Bruce Cronstein, Professor of
Medicine, Pathology and Pharmacology, NYU School of Medicine; Dr. Rudolf Jaenisch,
Member of the Whitehead Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr. Joan
Massagu, Chairman of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center; Dr. Inder Verma, American Cancer Society Professor of Molecular Biology,
the Salk Institute; and Dr. Jan Vilcek, Professor of Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine.
The jury for the Creative Promise Prize included: Dr. Heran Darwin, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, NYU School of Medicine; Dr. Laurie Dempsey, Senior Editor, Nature
Immunology; Dr. Peter Palese, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Microbiology,
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; Dr. Jan Vilcek, Professor of Microbiology, NYU School of
Medicine; Dr. Leslie B. Vosshall, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and
Chemers Family Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University; Nicholas Wade, Science
Reporter, The New York Times; and Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Associate Director, Ludwig Center
for Cancer Im
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