Infant health research
Prize in Developmental Biology
The March of Dimes Prize is a cash award of $250,000 and a silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime, in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who founded the March of Dimes.
Individuals who are awarded the March of Dimes Prize are leaders in the field of developmental biology. Their pioneering research offers hope and opportunity to one day prevent and treat some of the most serious birth defects and other human diseases. Five recipients of the March of Dimes Prize to date have gone on to win the Nobel Prize® in Physiology or Medicine.
In 2012, the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology was awarded to Howard Green, MD and Elaine Fuchs, PhD. Dr. Green was recognized for his pioneering work in the therapeutic use of cultured cell lines and use of skin stem cells as grafts for burn victims. Dr. Fuchs was recognized for deciphering the characteristics of skin stem cells and for pioneering the field of reverse genetics.
Nominations of candidates are being solicited for the 18th annual prize, to be awarded in 2013. Please make your recommendations on or before September 17, 2012. Download the nomination forms below, or contact us if you would prefer to receive forms by regular mail.
The nomination forms must be emailed to Dr. Joe Leigh Simpson, Senior Vice President for Research and Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: Prize in Biology nomination form - Candidate (PDF, 173kb), Prize in Biology nomination form – Nominator (PDF, 173kb), Prize in Biology nomination form – Candidate relevance (PDF, 171kb), Prize in Biology – Candidate statement (PDF, 174kb)