Classic Lasker PodcastWhat was life like for Lasker Laureates while they were doing their Award-winning work?

Listen in as Award winners share their personal stories. You will hear about starting off in research during a World War, learn how Laureates navigated family and career, and find out how their discoveries, now heralded as groundbreaking, were met by their peers. Whether you’re a history buff, a science enthusiast, or a history of science nerd, this podcast from the archives of the Lasker Foundation is for you.

C ReeveFrom Superman to Patient Advocate
An interview with Christopher Reeve
In May of 1995, a man was thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition and broke his neck, becoming paralyzed from the shoulders down. This would be a life-altering injury for anyone, but this man was Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman from 1978 to 1987. After his accident, Reeve became a forceful and eloquent advocate for federal funding of medical research. In 2003, he received the Lasker Public Service Award.