Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement

Alumni Achievement Awards Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement
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Alumni Achievement Awards Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement

NYU School of Medicine created the Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Awards in 1979 to honor Solomon A. Berson, MD ’45, the father of the radioimmunoassay—the most important discovery in the field of endocrinology. Dr. Berson’s breakthroughs have spurred great advances in many other basic science and clinical disciplines.

In tribute to his invaluable contributions to medicine, NYU School of Medicine presents three alumni achievement awards at the annual alumni reunion—one each for basic science; clinical and translational science; and health science, medicine, and the arts.

Here are the recent recipients of the awards.

Basic Science

This award is given to a graduate who has distinguished him- or herself through major accomplishments in fundamental scientific research.

2017: Joyce D. Fingeroth, MD ’77
2016: Richard W. Gross, MD ’76, PhD
2015: Andrew S. Greenberg, MD ’81
2014: Robert M. Friedman, MD ’58
2013: Robert I. Lehrer, MD ’62
2012: Nina Bhardwaj, MD ’81, PhD (GSAS ’80)
2011: Arnold R. Kriegstein, MD ’77, PhD (GSAS ’75)

Clinical and Translational Science

This award is given to a graduate who has distinguished him- or herself through major accomplishments in clinical medical research.

2017: Nicholas P. Restifo, MD ’87
2016: Jedd D. Wolchok, MD ’94, PhD (GSAS ’93)
2015: Martin R. Pollak, MD ’88
2014: Mark B. Taubman, MD ’78, PhD (GSAS ’76)
2013: Benjamin Tycko, MD ’84, PhD
2012: Henry J. Binder, MD ’61
2011: William Borkowsky, MD ’72

Health Science, Medicine, and the Arts

This award is given to a graduate who has distinguished him- or herself through major accomplishments in advancing healthcare.

2017: Alan L. Rubin, MD ’66
2016: Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD ’70, PhD
2015: William Frosch, MD ’57
2014: Lee M.E. Morin, MD ’81, PhD (GSAS ’82)
2013: Ronald Klein, MD ’69 and Barbara E.K. Klein, MD ’69
2011: Richard F. Edlich, MD ’62, PhD