In this issue, read about Rosalyn Yalow, the first woman and the first nuclear physicist to win an Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. We also invite you to listen to a new episode of our podcast Classic Lasker featuring Willem Kolff. And check our 2023 Lasker Essay Contest topic: you have until March 31 to submit!

A “Woman of Firsts” Who Transformed Medical Testing

Meet Lasker Laureate Rosalyn Yalow, who developed the technique of radioimmunoassay, an application of nuclear physics in medicine.

Classic Lasker: Willem Kolff

Willem Kolff had a mission: to save as many people as he could from renal failure. Listen as this Lasker Laureate tells the story of how he developed renal hemodialysis, artificial kidneys, and more.

essay contest

The 2023 Lasker Essay Contest Closes March 31!

Topic: Ethical issues are not always easy to identify. Describe an unanticipated ethical issue you have encountered, or you have seen colleagues encounter, during your training and the strategies used to address it.