ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

The 2021 Lasker Essay Contest

JULY 13, 2021
We asked early-career medical professionals and research scientists about lessons learned from the pandemic. The Foundation received hundreds of thoughtful entries. Read the winning essays.

Winners of the 2018 Essay Contest

JUNE 27, 2018
Join us in congratulating the 2018 first, second, and third place Lasker Essay Contest winners, and learn more about their essays, their experiences with the contest, and their thoughts about building public trust in science.

Winners of the 2016 Essay Contest

JUNE 6, 2016
The Lasker Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Lasker Essay Contest! Participants in this year's contest were asked to consider which fundamental discoveries in basic medical research have not been clinically explored and translated into better human health.

Winners of 2015 Essay Contest: The “Research Challenge”

JULY 31, 2015
The Lasker Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 Lasker Essay Contest! Participants in this year's contest were asked to consider the most important fundamental mystery in biology today that, if unlocked by basic research, would yield the greatest dividends for human health.

2014 Essay Contest: Supporting Medical Research

JUNE 10, 2014
This summer, the Lasker Foundation asked the people whose future professional lives will be devoted to health and the development of new disease therapies and cures to propose innovative ways to build support and ensure funding for medical research.

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