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UMass President's Statement on Medical School Professor Receiving the Lasker Award, considered the American Nobel

The following is a statement from UMass President Jack M. Wilson on University of Massachusetts Medical School Professor of Molecular Medicine Victor R. Ambros, PhD, being chosen as a co-recipient of the 2008 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

"I congratulate Victor Ambros on behalf of the entire University community.  We take great pride in his spectacular accomplishment and in the extraordinary success of the entire collaborative research enterprise that has emerged around RNA.  The University is on the move, and this is a truly outstanding example of the momentum that is propelling the University to a position of global prominence."

9/8/08

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