The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year has chosen as the recipients of its prestigious Winged Victory statuettes three researchers who, according to awards program director Jordan U. Gutterman, exemplify "persistence and tenacity, intuition and intelligence."

The New York-based foundation presented its Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award to John A. Clements, Julius H. Comroe, Jr. Professor of Pulmonary Biology and a professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award was bestowed on Stanley B. Prusiner, a professor of neurology and biochemistry at UC-San Francisco. The foundation gave its Albert Lasker Special Public Health Award--which had been presented only four times previously in the program's 49-year history--to Maclyn McCarty, an emeritus professor of bacteriology and immunology at Rockefeller University.

In addition to the inscribed statues, each winner received a $25,000 prize. The presentation took place at a luncheon in New...

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