Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

About the Prize

Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is awarded to those 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 four Nemmers Prizes administered by Northwestern University. They are made possible by a generous endowment from Erwin and Frederic Nemmers. The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize was founded in honor of their mother.

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  • Prize Recipients
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  • Events
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“It is a tremendous honor to be the inaugural Nemmers Prize recipient in Medical Science, and to have the opportunity to share my research with the stellar community of Northwestern University. It is truly humbling to be rewarded for what I love to do.”

— Huda Zoghbi, MD