Lasker essay contest deadline April 3

laskerCalling all students, interns, residents, and fellows who love to write! The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is accepting entries for their 2017 essay contest. Essays must be 800 words or less will be evaluated on innovation of ideas, how well those ideas are conveyed, and writing quality and clarity.

This year’s topic is “Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed and more supportive of biomedical research endeavors.”

The contest is open to medical school students, interns, residents, and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; graduate students in public health programs; and graduate students in other health professions programs. First-place award is $10,000 and an all expense-paid trip to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners on Sept. 15, 2017.

The deadline to submit all materials is April 3. Read the full guidelines and apply here.

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