Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research

Rosenstiel MedalIn 1971, the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research was established as an expression of the conviction that educational institutions have an important role to play in the encouragement and development of basic science as it applies to medicine.

Medals are presented annually at Brandeis University on the basis of recommendations of a panel of outstanding, Boston-area scientists appointed by the Director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. Awards are given to scientists for recent discoveries of particular originality and importance to basic medical research. A cash prize and a medallion accompanies each award.

Since its inception, Brandeis University has placed great emphasis on basic science and its relationship to medicine. With the formation of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, made possible by the generosity of Lewis S. Rosenstiel in 1968, research in basic medical science has been significantly expanded. These awards are viewed as a means of extending the Center’s support beyond the campus community.

2019 Winners

For their remarkable contributions to our understanding of the sensations of temperature, pain and touch

David JuliusProfessor and Chair, Department of Physiology
School of Medicine
The University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Ardem PatapoutianInvestigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California