Congratulations to the six co-winners of the 2022 Lasker Essay Contest!
Solving complex questions often calls for expertise in many fields. How do we approach such challenges? In this year’s Lasker Essay Contest, we asked medical, research, and public health trainees to describe how multidisciplinary collaborations and approaches, or future opportunities for them, have impacted or will impact their training, research, or career. We received a record number of essays, including responses from 128 different institutions in 27 countries. There were many wonderful essays about medicine as a team sport, learning to communicate effectively when collaborating with experts in other fields, and combining medicine, research, and advocacy to address health issues. Choosing only six essays was quite a challenge!
From top left: Avik Ray, Azmina Karukappadath, Hussain Lalani, Kirti Nath, Rutvij Merchant, Kaelyn Cummins
We are delighted to introduce the 2022 winners: Avik Ray, Azmina Karukappadath, Hussain Lalani, Kaelyn Cummins, Kirti Nath, and Rutvij Merchant. Join us in congratulating them!
Read all of the winning essays, below.