Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service

Check all the winners of Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service.
Year Winner Winner Work
2013 Bill Gates For leading a historic transformation in the way we view the globe's most pressing health concerns and improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable.
Melinda Gates For leading a historic transformation in the way we view the globe's most pressing health concerns and improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable.
2011 National Institutes of Health Clinical Center For serving since its inception as a model research hospital\u2014providing innovative therapy and high-quality patient care, treating rare and severe diseases, and producing outstanding physician-scientists whose collective work has set a standard of excellence in biomedical research.
2009 Michael Bloomberg For employing sound science in political decision making; setting a world standard for the public's health as an impetus for government action; leading the way to reduce the scourge of tobacco use; and advancing public health through enlightened philanthropy.
2007 Anthony Fauci For his role as the principal architect of two major U.S. governmental programs, one aimed at AIDS and the other at biodefense.
2005 Nancy Brinker For creating one of the world's great foundations devoted to curing breast cancer and for dramatically increasing public awareness about this devastating disease.
2003 Christopher Reeve For perceptive, sustained, and heroic advocacy for medical research in general, and victims of disability in particular.
2001 William Foege For his courageous leadership in improving worldwide public health, and his prominent role in the eradication of smallpox.
2000 Betty Ford For using her leadership and prestige to bring about lasting progress in research, medicine and health aimed at alcohol and drug addiction.
2000 Harold P. Freeman For enlightening scientists and the public about the relationship between race, poverty and cancer.
2000 David Mahoney For visionary leadership in educating the public and the donor community about the importance of brain research, and for directing funds for the support of neuroscience.
2000 John Porter For wise and perceptive leadership on behalf of medical research funding and a deep commitment to strengthening the science enterprise
2000 The New York Times
(For sustained, comprehensive and high-quality coverage about science, disease and human health.)
1995 Mark Hatfield For energetic leadership and enduring advocacy in support of biomedical research.
1993 Paul Rogers For tireless leadership in advancing the cause of American health care through his initiatives both as a legislator and as a private citizen.
1993 Nancy Wexler For her groundbreaking work in the scientific and public arenas towards finding a cure for Huntington's disease and for increasing awareness of all genetic disease.
1991 Robin Chandler Duke For her dedicated efforts to enhance the lives of the worldwide community through family planning and population control.
1991 Tip O'Neill For his tireless dedication to increasing our nation's commitment to biomedical research, and a lifetime of public advocacy for the disadvantaged.
1989 Lewis Thomas
1988 Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. For his compassion and dedication in the fight to eradicate disease and disability through federal funding of medical research and public health programs.
1986 Ma Haide For his legendary contributions to the control and eradication of venereal diseases and leprosy in China, greatly improving the health of a billion people.
1985 Lane W. Adams For the extraordinary management skills, integrity and vision with which he has expanded the American Cancer Society into the major volunteer force in the battle against cancer.
1985 Eppie Friedman For her respected advice and practical translations of authoritative medical opinion and her tireless commitment to the health and well-being of the American people.
1984 Henry Heimlich For developing the Heimlich Maneuver, which has prevented many thousands of needless deaths.
1983 Maurice Hilleman For discovering the causes of certain viral diseases and for pioneering breakthroughs in vaccine development, especially hepatitis B vaccine development throughout the world.
1983 Saul Krugman For his persistent leadership in conceiving, developing and testing vaccines against various viral diseases, especially hepatitis B, with vast impact on world health.
1979 John Foster Wilson For his dynamic leadership in organizing practical programs to alleviate, prevent, and treat blinding eye diseases.
1978 Elliot Richardson For his crucial decision in 1972, as Secretary of HEW, to inaugurate a national education program for the control of high blood pressure, a major contributing cause of heart disease and stroke.
1978 Theodore Cooper For implementing in 1972 the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, which has contributed significantly to the reduction in deaths from stroke, kidney and heart diseases.
1976 World Health Organization For its historic achievement in the practical eradication of smallpox from the Earth.
1975 Jules C. Stein For his unique contributions toward the preservation of vision and the restoration of sight.
1973 Warren Magnuson For his outstanding leadership and support of medical research and health legislation for the people of the United States.
1968 J. Lister Hill For his leadership in guiding to passage over 80 major pieces of health legislation, which together represent an historic and abiding commitment by the national government to the health of all of our people.
1967 Claude Pepper For his continuing dedication to medical legislation in both Houses of Congress.
1966 Eunice Kennedy Shriver For her encouragement of national legislation to improve the care of the mentally retarded, and for her effective dedication to their cause.
1965 Lyndon B. Johnson Special Award for outstanding contributions to the health of the people of the United States.
1963 Melvin R. Laird For his recognition of the new challenges to legislative leadership in the field of health on the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Labor, Health, Education and Welfare.
1963 Oren Harris For his years of dedicated service as Chairman of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over all legislation in the fields of public health and safety and which has passed many pieces of landmark health legislation.
1960 John B. Grant For his work as an international statesman of public health, a recognized authority on the problems of preventive medicine and medical care.
1960 Abel Wolman For his work as a leader of both lay and professional health groups, consultant to industrial companies and advisor to government bodies: his engineering skill and organizational genius contributed much toward achieving a healthier environment for many people.
1959 Maurice Pate For notable service to the world's children and especially for skilled development of the United Nations Children's Fund program for improving maternal and child health.
1958 Basil O'Connor For extraordinary administrative leadership in the eradication of a crippling disease of childhood, poliomyelitis, through development of an effective vaccine.
1957 Frank G. Boudreau For his work with the Milbank Memorial Fund and for promoting better mental health, good nutrition and improved housing.
1957 C.J. Van Slyke For his unique contributions in laying the foundation for a national program of medical research and training.
1957 Reginald M. Atwater For guiding the American Public Health Association to a position of leadership as the largest organization of its kind in the western world.
1956 William P. Shepard For pioneering work as an industrial health physician, educator and government advisor.
1955 Robert Defries For distinguished leadership in the development of preventive medicine and public health throughout Canada.
1955 William C. Menninger For a sustained and highly productive attack against mental diseases, leading to better hospitals, better trained staffs and greatly improved care of the mentally ill.
Karl Menninger For a sustained and highly productive attack against mental diseases, leading to better hospitals, better trained staffs and greatly improved care of the mentally ill.
1955 Lucile Leone For distinguished contributions to the advancement and well-being of the nation through their leadership in public health nursing.
Pearl McIver For distinguished contributions to the advancement and well-being of the nation through their leadership in public health nursing.
Margaret Arnstein For distinguished contributions to the advancement and well-being of the nation through their leadership in public health nursing.
1954 Leona Baumgartner For distinguished achievements in public health administration, thus strengthening community health.
1953 Felix J. Underwood For demonstrating how a long-sustained, sound and expanding pattern of health services benefits a people.
1953 Earle Phelps In recognition of a lifetime of pioneering leadership in public health and sanitary science.
1952 Brock Chisholm First director of WHO, for his leadership in organizing this vast post-war, international public health concept.
1952 Howard A. Rusk For his pioneering work in the service of the physically disabled and as distinguished rehabilitation mentor to the world.
1951 Florence R. Sabin For outstanding accomplishments in public health administration, as Chairman of the Health Committee of the Governor of Colorado's Post-War Planning Committee.
1950 Eugene Lindsay Bishop For original and meritorious accomplishments in public health administration.
1949 Marion W. Sheahan For distinguished leadership in the fields of nursing and public health.
1948 Rolla Dyer For his scientific accomplishments in the field of microbiological research and for his distinguished service as Director of the National Institutes of Health during the war and post-war years.
1948 Martha May Eliot For administrative achievement in the organization and operation of the Emergency Maternal and Infant Care Program.
1947 Alice Hamilton Pioneer leader in industrial toxicology: for her contribution to the prevention of occupational diseases and the improvement of workers' health.
1946 Alfred Newton Richards For his outstanding achievement in the organization and administration of the Committee on Medical Research of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, of which he was Chairman. The timely mass production of penicillin, the search for a better antimalarial drug, and the preparation of blood plasma were all research projects carried out during the war, under his supervision.
1946 Fred Soper For administrative achievement in controlling yellow fever and malaria through a new principle of species eradication of insect carriers.