Benjamin Franklin Medal
In the summer of 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa to study wild chimpanzees at the request of the famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Leakey hoped that Goodall's observations would serve as a window into the evolutionary past of humans. Little did he know that Goodall's scientific discoveries would lay the foundation for future primate studies.Read More
Stanley Prusiner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1968 and quickly began a career track in neurology through an internship and residency at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco. There he maintained several teaching and research positions in the areas of neurology, biochemistry, biophysics, and virology for more than 20 years.Read More
Barry Marshall has done seminal work in identifying the function of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in the pathophysiology of human ulcergenesis, revolutionizing clinical understanding of gastrointestinal ulcer disease, and presenting hope for millions of patients around the world.
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