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Nominations sought for 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Oct. 5, 2020, 11:24 AM


by Bill Snyder

Nominations for the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science are now being accepted. The nomination deadline is Dec. 11.

Since 2006, the Vanderbilt Prize has recognized women scientists around the country who have “stellar” records of research accomplishments and who are known for their mentorship of other women in science.

Previous award winners include National Medal of Science winner Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, Jennifer Doudna, PhD, who led development of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, and Laurie Glimcher, MD, president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Winners receive an honorarium, deliver a lecture at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and mentor a Vanderbilt Prize Scholar, a woman graduate student in the biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt.

Nomination packets must include a nomination form, a letter of nomination from the nominee’s department chair or dean, one letter of recommendation from a distinguished peer in basic or clinical research or in clinical practice and a complete CV. Nominations of women from underrepresented populations are encouraged.

The nomination form can be downloaded from the award website:

For more information, contact Andrea Davis in the Office of Research at

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