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$75,000 Prize for Contributions to Women's Health
January 19, 2009

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health. The annual $75,000 prize recognizes a woman scientist or engineer for her contributions to women’s health. It also encourages women scientists and engineers to work on issues uniquely related to women’s health and rewards women who have devoted a significant part of their careers to this area.

The prize will be given to an outstanding female scientist or engineer in her early or mid-career whose work has led or will lead directly to the improvement of women’s health. The recipient’s commitment to sex differences research and their success as a role model and as a mentor will be noted.

The award winner will be selected by a panel of scientists selected by the Society. Full selection criteria and the award’s application process are available on the Women’s Health Research website. The application deadline is Jan. 28, 2009, and the award will be presented at the Society’s annual gala on April 20, in Washington, D.C.

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