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2014-01-29 12:27:20

Thomas M. Jessell receives $100,000 prize Antonio Giraldez, Stavros Lomvardas, and Pardis Sabeti win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. Dr. Jessell, the Claire...

2014-01-29 12:25:06

Neri Oxman Selected as Winner of Vilcek Prize for Design Yasaman Hashemian, Mansour Ourasanah, and Quilian Riano receive the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Design NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Vilcek Prize and Creative Promise Prizes, recognizing immigrant contributions to the American arts and sciences. The Vilcek Prize and Creative Promise Prizes in the Arts will honor the field...

2013-04-02 16:24:30

Yo-Yo Ma, Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov receive $100,000 prizes NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the musical and scientific communities came together for the presentation of the 2013 Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science and the Arts last night at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Awarded annually by the Vilcek Foundation, the prizes recognize immigrants who have made lasting contributions to the arts and sciences. (Photo:...

2013-02-07 12:24:35

Yo-Yo Ma awarded $100,000 Vilcek Prize for career achievements Songwriter James "JHart" Abrahart, hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador, and pianist Tigran win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce Yo-Yo Ma as the winner of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Contemporary Music. While Mr. Ma is widely acknowledged as a master cellist in the field of classical music, the Vilcek Prize is the first to...

2013-02-07 08:28:15

Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov named co-winners of $100,000 prize Hashim Al-Hashimi, Michael Rape, and Joanna Wysocka win $35,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Richard A. Flavell and Ruslan Medzhitov as the co-winners of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science. Drs. Flavell and Medzhitov, both professors at Yale University School of Medicine and investigators with the Howard...

2012-02-15 04:00:00

Mikhail Baryshnikov awarded $100,000 for lifetime achievement Daara Dance troupe founder Michel Kouakou awarded $25,000 for creative promise NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name the 2012 winners of its Vilcek Prizes honoring the contributions of foreign-born artists and scientists in the United States. The Vilcek Prize for the Arts, this year awarded in the field of dance, is presented to Mikhail Baryshnikov, born in Latvia to...

2012-02-15 04:00:00

Carlos Bustamante awarded $100,000 for studies of cellular processes at the level of single molecules Alice Ting receives Creative Promise Prize of $25,000 for technologies that reveal protein function inside cells NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science, honoring the contributions of foreign-born scientists. The recipient of 2012 Vilcek Prize, given in...

2011-02-24 04:00:00

Rockefeller University biomedical researcher Titia de Lange and distinguished poet Charles Simic to receive $100,000 prizes for outstanding lifetime achievement Cancer researcher Yibin Kang and novelist Dinaw Mengestu awarded $25,000 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 winners of its annual prizes, given in biomedical science and the arts and humanities. Titia de Lange, Ph.D., has been...

2010-03-08 12:59:00

Biomedical Pioneer Alexander Varshavsky and Culinary Innovator Jose Andres Honored for Lifetime Achievement; Harmit Malik and Varin Keokitvon Recognized for Demonstrating Creative Promise NEW YORK, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of its annual prizes for biomedical science and the arts. The Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science is awarded to prominent Russian-born biochemist Dr. Alexander Varshavsky, whose research on the...