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Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research Issues Call for Nominations
Date:12/14/2010

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research today opens its 2011 call for nominations. This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose scientific research has made, or has the potential to make, significant transformational contributions toward the improvement of human health.  Nominations are available at www.pauljanssenaward.com and will be accepted until February 15, 2011, for consideration by an independent selection committee of world renowned scientists. The winner or winners will receive a $100,000 cash prize.

The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research honors Dr. Paul Janssen (1926-2003), who is widely recognized as one of the most productive scientists of the 20th century. Known by colleagues throughout the scientific community as "Dr. Paul," Janssen was responsible for breakthrough treatments in disease areas including pain management, psychiatry, infectious disease and gastroenterology and founded Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V., a Johnson & Johnson Company.

"The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research recognizes outstanding scientists whose work is game-changing in the development or delivery of critical new treatments and exemplifies Dr. Paul's passion for medical innovation," said Paul Stoffels, M.D., global head, Research & Development, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, who worked for many years alongside Dr. Janssen.

In September 2010, the Award was presented to Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Erik De Clercq, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the Medical School at the Catholic University of Leuven. Dr. Fauci received the Award for his ground-breaking contributions to basic and clinical research in the areas of AIDS and other immunodeficiencies. Dr. De Clercq was recognized for h
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