2019 Massry Prize Ceremony is Oct. 26 in Beverly Hills
Posted Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:35 pm
By Laura Coleman
With the recent announcement that the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine would be awarded jointly to professors William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, the total number of Massry Prize recipients that have gone on to win the Nobel Prize will soon be 20 – over 40 percent of all winners. The three scientists were last year named 2018 Massry Laureates.
Founded by Beverly Hills residents Meira and Shaul Massry in 1996 to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical sciences and the advancement of health, this year’s Massry Prize Laureates, Professor Ryszard Kole and Dr. Stanley T. Crooke, will be feted on Saturday, Oct. 26, at a special program and presentation beginning at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The 2019 Massry Laureates, who will share a $200,000 stipend, were instrumental in creating a new class of pharmaceutical agents, known as antisense drugs.
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