Awards are given to leaders in medicine (see the Lasker Foundation Web site for details and history about this award). Seven University of Minnesota faculty members have received the award.
Robert A. Good
For his uniquely important contributions to our understanding of the mechanism of immunity.
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C. Walton Lillehei
Richard L. Varco
Joint award for advances in cardiac surgery, making possible more direct and safer approaches to the heart.
Philip S. Hench
Edward C. Kendall
Joint award for their chemical physiological and clinical studies of adrenal hormones which culminated in the development of the use of cortisone in rheumatic disease therapy.