Johnson & Johnson said it is seeking nominations for its Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research, which includes a $200,000 cash prize to researchers and scientists whose work has made significant contributions to improving human health.
Johnson & Johnson is in a release it is accepting nominations for the award through Feb. 28. The award honors Janssen, a pharmaceutical scientist and founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica (now part of Johnson & Johnson) who is known for his scientific breakthroughs in pain management, psychiatry, infectious disease and gastroenterology, the release said
“Behind every discovery that holds the promise for saving and improving lives are the scientists who pursue a vision and work tirelessly for many years to make it all possible,” Johnson & Johnson Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels said in the release. “We are proud to honor the legacy of Dr. Paul by recognizing the outstanding researchers and champions of science who make a lasting impact on our world.”
Nominations can be made online at pauljanssenaward.com and will be reviewed by a selection committee of world-renowned scientists.
"The selection committee encourages nominations of scientists from academia, industry, government and scientific institutions around the world who champion science through the work they do everyday and exemplify the leadership and passion of Dr. Paul," David Julius, who chairs the 2018 Dr. Paul Janssen Award selection committee and is a professor and chair of the University of California San Fransisco Department of Physiology, said in the release.