Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Stuart H. Orkin, MD

Awarded 2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science
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Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is awarded to a physician-scientist whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. This biennial prize of $200,000 is one of the five Nemmers Prizes administered by Northwestern University.

The Nemmers Prize in Medical Science affirms my conviction that rigorous science fuels discovery and ultimately leads to transformative advances in our understanding and treatment of devastating diseases. I am very gratified, thrilled, honored and humbled by this special recognition.”

Stuart H. Orkin, MD, winner of the 2018 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

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The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize is awarded every two years by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The prize is made possible by a generous endowment to Northwestern by Erwin and Frederic Esser Nemmers. The Nemmers Prize in Medical Science was founded in honor of their mother, Mechthild Esser Nemmers.

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The next Nemmers Prize in Medical Science will be awarded in 2020.

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