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Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship

The truly great physician is the one who meticulously searches, teaches, and heals. That ideal physician is the true Laureate of Medicine from whom we can learn, and whose presence will inspire us all.
—Simon M. Shubitz, MD

Since 1978, the Simon M. Shubitz Cancer Prize and Lectureship has recognized excellence in cancer research and brought to The University of Chicago internationally respected scientists who have made significant contributions to the study of cancer. The award is named in honor of Simon M. Shubitz, MD, a distinguished alumnus known for his dedication as a physician and his efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist.

While originally presented biannually, the UCCCC and The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation now present the award annually.

Recipients include:

Year

Recipient

Institution

1978

Bruce N. Ames, PhD

University of California, Berkley

1980

Peter C. Nowell, MD

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1982

Judah Folkman, MD

Harvard Medical School, Boston

1984

Harold E. Varmus, MD

University of California, San Francisco

1985

Robert C. Gallo, MD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

1986

Philip Leder, MD

Harvard Medical School, Boston

1987

Thomas A. Waldmann, MD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

1988

Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

1989

Robert A. Weinberg, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

1990

Robert T. Schimke, MD

Stanford University, Calif.

1991

Lance A. Liotta, MD, PhD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

1992

Leland H. Hartwell, PhD

University of Washington, Seattle

1993

Michael B. Sporn, MD

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.

1994

Raymond L. White, PhD

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

1995

Arnold J. Levine, PhD

Princeton University, N.J.

1996

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

1997

Stanley J. Korsmeyer, MD

Washington University, Saint Louis

1998

Albert de la Chapelle, MD, PhD

The Ohio State University, Columbus

1999

Mary Claire King, MD

University of Washington, Seattle

2000

Alexander Varshavsky, PhD

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

2001

Peter A. Jones, PhD

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2002

John Mendelsohn, MD

The University of Texas, Houston

2003

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS

University of California, San Francisco

2004

Ronald M. Evans, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, La Jolla, Calif.

2005

Stephen B. Baylin, MD

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

2006

Tyler E. Jacks, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cambridge, Mass.

2007

Craig B. Thompson, MD

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2008

Brian J. Druker, MD

Oregon Health and Science University, Portland

2009

Margaret R. Spitz, MD, MPH

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston

2010

Irving L. Weissman, MD

Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

2011

Charles L. Sawyers, MD

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York

2012

Joe Gray, PhD

Oregon Health & Science University, Knight Cancer Institute, Portland

's Hospital

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