The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is awarded every two years by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to those whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. Find eligibility information in our Prize section.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine develops exceptional physicians, educators and scientists though mentorship and education. Our programs and faculty encourage innovation, inquiry and compassion. Feinberg is also the center of the extensive research enterprise of Northwestern Medicine. Learn more about Feinberg programs, research and more.
This award is made possible by a generous gift to Northwestern by the late Erwin Esser Nemmers and the late Frederic Esser Nemmers. The Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is the fourth Nemmers Prize to be established by Northwestern University and joins the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition and the Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences. The awards are given every other year. Discover all the Nemmers Prizes at Northwestern University, as well as past recipients and information about the Nemmers Family via the Northwestern University Nemmers Prize site.
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