JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE GAIRDNER FOUNDATION AWARDS
(26% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the Gairdner Foundation's International, Wightman, and Global Health Awards who were, or are, Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  The Gairdner Awards are amongst the most prestigious in the medical and life sciences.  Approximately one-fourth of Gairdner Award recipients have subsequently been awarded the Nobel Prize.
  • Harry Rose (1959)
  • Karl Meyer (1960)
  • Arnold Rich (1960)
  • Alexander Gutman (1961)
  • Stanley Sarnoff (1962)
  • Seymour Benzer (1964)
  • Deborah Doniach (1964)
  • Ivan Roitt (1964)
  • Jerome Conn (1965)
  • Julius Axelrod (1967)
  • Marshall Nirenberg (1967)
  • Sidney Udenfriend (1967)
  • Solomon Berson (1971)
  • Rachmiel Levine (1971)
  • Rosalyn Yalow (1971)
  • David Baltimore (1974)
  • Juda Quastel (1974)
  • Howard Temin (1974)
  • Ernest Beutler (1975)
  • Baruch Blumberg (1975)
  • William Kannel (1976)
  • George Klein (1976)
  • Sydney Brenner (1978)
  • Samuel Freedman (1978)
  • Phil Gold (1978)
  • Walter Gilbert (1979)
  • Paul Berg (1980)
  • Irving Fritz (1980)
  • Efraim Racker (1980)
  • Jesse Roth (1980)
  • Michael Sela (1980)
  • Michael Brown (1981)
  • Joseph Goldstein (1981)
  • César Milstein (1981)
  • Elizabeth Neufeld (1981)
  • Saul Roseman (1981)
  • Louis Siminovitch (1981)
  • Bruce Ames (1983)
  • Gerald Aurbach (1983)
  • Richard Gershon (1983)
  • Alfred Gilman (1984)
  • Martin Rodbell (1984)
  • Harold Varmus (1984)
  • Stanley Cohen (1985)
  • Mark Ptashne (1985)
  • Charles Yanofsky (1985)
  • Aser Rothstein (1986)
  • Eric Kandel (1987)
  • Michael Rossmann 1 (1987)
  • Sir Michael Epstein (1988)
  • Robert Lefkowitz (1988)
  • Sydney Brenner (1991)
  • M. Judah Folkman (1991)
  • Robert Furchgott (1991)
  • Bert Vogelstein (1992)
  • Robert Weinberg (1992)
  • Alvan Feinstein (1993)
  • Stanley Prusiner (1993)
  • Bruce Alberts (1995)
  • Arthur Kornberg (1995)
  • Robert Langer (1996)
  • James Rothman (1996)
  • Randy Schekman (1996)
  • Corey Goodman (1997)
  • Avram Hershko (1999)
  • H. Robert Horvitz (1999)
  • Alexander Varshavsky (1999)
  • Jack Hirsh (2000)
  • Roger Kornberg (2000)
  • Marc Kirschner (2001)
  • Eric Lander (2002)
  • Richard Axel (2003)
  • Ralph Steinman (2003)
  • Seymour Benzer (2004)
  • Arthur Horwich (2004)
  • George Sachs (2004)
  • Andrew Fire (2005)
  • Jeffrey Friedman (2005)
  • Ronald Evans (2006)
  • Alan Bernstein (2008)
  • Gary Ruvkun (2008)
  • Nahum Sonenberg (2008)
  • Samuel Weiss (2008)
  • Richard Losick (2009)
  • Lucy Shapiro (2009)
  • Pierre Chambon 2 (2010)
  • Howard Cedar (2011)
  • Michael Hayden (2011)
  • Aharon Razin (2011)
  • Thomas Jessell 3 (2012)
  • Jeffrey Ravetch (2012)
  • Michael Rosbash (2012)
  • Harvey Alter (2013)
  • Sir Marc Feldmann (2014)
  • David Julius (2017)
  • Lewis Kay (2017)

NOTES
1. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father according to interview in Bitter Prerequisites: A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror, by William Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt (Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN, 2001, p. 48).
2. Jewish mother, née Yvonne Weill.
3. Mother (née Bettina Arndt) was the daughter of an assimilated German-Jewish family; three of her four grandparents were Jews.  See biography of Bettina Jessell's brother Heinz Arndt: Arndt's Story: The Life of an Australian Economist, by Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, and Peter Drake (ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, 2007, pp. 1-2).


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