During Learn Serve Lead 2017, the AAMC Annual Meeting in Boston, Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, was honored by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) with the prestigious Award for Distinguished Research in Biomedical Sciences. Laurie was among eight others recognized for outstanding contributions to academic medicine at the meeting. Laurie currently serves as the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute President and Chief Executive Officer.
The award given to Dr. Glimcher was for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences, honoring outstanding medical research related to health and disease. To earn this award, the research recognized should have a positive impact on medicine and the health of patients and populations. The AAMC has awarded this particular research prize since 1947.
Dr. Glimcher has uncovered unprecedented findings. Most notably, her research and discovery have impacted the advancement of cancer, asthma and osteoporosis. Dr. Glimcher is a distinguished leader in academic medicine, previously serving as dean of Weill Cornell Medical College. Her pioneering research has awarded her the position of international authority on the development and activation of lymphocytes in the immune system.