David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine
The David and Beatrix Hamburg Award for Advances in Biomedical Research and Clinical Medicine will be presented annually by the National Academy if Medicine to recognize creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing health and the human condition around the world.
Named for David Hamburg, who was president of the Institute of Medicine from 1975-1980, and Beatrix Hamburg, an NAM member and expert in child and adolescent behavioral health, this new award is accompanied by a medal and $50,000. The award will be funded by an endowment that was established in 2004 in honor of the Hamburgs’ life and legacy. The award will open for its first round of applications in January 2022, and the first awardee will be named at the NAM’s annual meeting in October 2022.
“I am so pleased that this award has been created in my parents’ name, and will honor their legacy and commitment to excellence and innovation in biomedical sciences. My parents were both psychiatrists by training but throughout their careers fostered and supported advances in basic and clinical science, especially those that were accomplished in collaboration across fields of expertise and that worked to improve the human condition. I am very much looking forward to honoring individuals who have exhibited the potential to benefit humanity through this award, and encourage all who can to submit an application in January 2022.”
— Margaret “Peggy” Hamburg, vice president for biological programs and policies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and former international secretary of the NAM