June 15, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Vanessa Wasta
Bert Vogelstein, M.D., is the recipient of the 2001 Harvey Prize from the American Technion Society. which supports the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The $50,000 international award was presented to Vogelstein during a trip to Israel in June for his work on tumor formation and progression. The award is given annually by the American Technion Society, which supports the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, to two outstanding researchers in the fields of human health and science and technology. Winners are chosen by a group of world-renowned scientists and experts in each field. The award was founded in 1972 by the Lena P. Harvey Foundation of Los Angeles and the American Technion Society. In addition to Vogelstein, who is the Clayton Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor James Peebles of Princeton University is the Science and Technology category winner for his contributions to understanding the physical basis of the big bang theory describing the evolution of the universe.