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Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award

The Robert J. And Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Awards were awarded annually for distinguished accomplishment in areas of investigation that included neuropsychiatry, cardiovascular disease, and cancer research. The program ran from 1987 to 2013[1]. Each area of research was allocated US$50,000 to award to its winners.

History of the awardEdit

The Pasarow Foundation was created in 1987 by Mr. and Mrs. Pasarow of Beverly Hills, California to stimulate medical and scientific research. Robert Pasarow was the founder and former President/CEO/Chairman of the Board of CHB Foods, Inc. The Pasarows established the Claire and Robert J. Pasarow Cancer Laboratory at the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital and Research Institute at the University of Southern California as well as the Pasarow Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the University of California Los Angeles. Robert J. Pasarow, now deceased, was the founding President and Chairman of the Foundation and Claire Pasarow, also deceased, was the Chief Financial Officer.

Members of the board of directorsEdit

The members of the board of directors were:

Nomination criteriaEdit

The principal criterion for nomination was evidence of extraordinary accomplishment in medical science.

Nominators provided a one-page letter of intent stating the rationale for the nomination and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography in two-page NIH format. Applications were reviewed by the Board of Directors in consultation with various medical scholars.

Past winnersEdit

Year Cancer Award Cardiovascular Award Neuropsychiatry Award
1987 Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., University Of Southern California Burton E. Sobel [Wikidata], M.D., Washington University Nancy S. Wexler
1988 Irving Weissman, M.D., Stanford University Harvey Feigenbaum [Wikidata], M.D., Indiana University Eric Kandel
1989 George F. Vande Woude, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute Bernardo Nadal-Ginard [Wikidata], M.D., Ph.D., Harvard University Floyd Bloom
1990 Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation Mordecai P. Blaustein [Wikidata], M.D., University of Maryland Solomon H. Snyder
1991 Harold M. Weintraub, M.D., Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Research Center Jonathan G. Seidman [Wikidata], Ph.D. & Christine E. Seidman [Wikidata], M.D., Harvard University Michael E. Phelps
1992 Ronald M. Evans, Ph.D., The Salk Institute for Biological Studies Glenn A. Langer [Wikidata], M.D., UCLA School of Medicine Patricia Goldman-Rakic
1993 Stanley Korsmeyer, M.D., Washington University Philip Majerus, M.D., Washington University Huda Akil and Stanley Watson
1994 Carlo M. Croce, M.D., Jefferson Cancer Center Jan L. Breslow, M.D., Rockefeller University Arvid Carlsson, Philip Seeman
1995 Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Fox Chase Cancer Center Kenneth R. Chien [Wikidata], M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego Stanley Prusiner
1996 Robert A. Weinberg, M.D., MIT and Whitehead Institute Michael Anthony Gimbrone [de], Jr., M.D., Harvard University Joseph T. Coyle [de]
1997 Eric S. Lander, DPhil, MIT Masashi Yanagisawa [Wikidata], M.D., Ph.D., University of Texas, Southwestern Eric J. Nestler
1998 Paul L. Modrich, Ph.D., Duke University Mark T. Keating [Wikidata], M.D., University of Utah Fred Gage
1999 Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIH Eric N. Olson, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Michael I. Posner and Marcus Raichle
2000 Alexander J. Varshavsky, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., Yale School of Medicine Pasko Rakic
2001 Tom Maniatis, Ph.D., Harvard University Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., Duke University Medical Center Seymour Benzer
2002 Roger D. Kornberg, Ph.D., Stanford University Shaun Coughlin [Wikidata], M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco Tomas Hökfelt
2003 Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D, F.R.S., University of California San Francisco Judah Folkman, M.D. Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Thomas Jessell
2004 Frederick W. Alt, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Barry S. Coller [de], M.D, Rockefeller University Judith L. Rapoport
2005 Bert W. O’Malley [de], M.D., Baylor College of Medicine Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine Bruce McEwen
2006 Tony Hunter, Ph.D, Salk Institute for Biological Studies[2] Daniel Steinberg [Wikidata], M.D., Ph.D, University of California Huda Zoghbi
2007 Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Johns Hopkins University Richard O. Hynes, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Aaron T. Beck
2008 Not awarded
2009 Not awarded
2010 Inder M. Verma, Ph.D., Salk Institute, Brian J. Druker, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute David Ginsburg [Wikidata], M.D., University of Michigan Medical School Jean-Pierre Changeux
2011 Angela H. Brodie, Lewis C. Cantley, Joan A. Steitz Jeffrey M. Friedman, Andrew Marks, Gerald Reaven Robert Malenka, Roger Nicoll, Charles F. Stevens
2012 David M. Livingston, Joan Massagué, Michael G. Rosenfeld [de] Antonio M. Gotto [Wikidata], Robert W. Mahley [Wikidata], Peter J Ratcliffe FRS, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford Virginia M.-Y. Lee, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania[3] Christine Petit, John Q. Trojanowski
2013 Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University; Richard Peto, University of Oxford; Matthew P. Scott, Ph.D., Stanford University Harry C. Dietz [de], M.D., Johns Hopkins University; Charles T. Esmon [Wikidata], Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; Helen Hobbs, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University; Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Emory University; Carla Shatz, Ph.D., Stanford University


  1. ^ "Science careers" (PDF). Science. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research", Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  3. ^ "Virginia Man-Yee Lee | University of Pennsylvania | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine". Retrieved 2017-06-27.