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Steven C. Beering Award

The Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to advancing biomedical or clinical science. The Beering Award was established in 1983, honoring Dr. Beering's important contributions to the IU School of Medicine as its dean from 1974 to 1983. Dr. Beering was the youngest dean appointed to the School of Medicine. He became Purdue University's president, serving until his retirement on August 14th, 2000. The award is presented annually and consists of a memento and a prize of $25,000. Eight of the past Beering Award recipients have become Nobel laureates, either before or after receipt of this award.

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Please send all nominations to fapdd@iu.edu by November 18.

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Current Winner

Nomination Process

Please send all nominations to fapdd@iu.edu by November 18.

Nominations should be accompanied by a summary statement emphasizing the most important academic accomplishment(s) of the nominee, importance to biomedical or clinical science and why you believe they are deserving of this honor.

Please include the following in the nomination packet:

  • Support letter that includes summary statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of key publications

Past Winners

2019 George R. Stark, PhD from the Cleveland Clinic.
2018 George Church, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute, and director of personalgenormes.org.
2017 Michael J. Welsh, MD, Director for the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute at the University of Iowa.
2016 Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director for the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washing University in St. Louis.
2015 Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell . “Stressed Out: A Novel Approach to Cancer Immunotherapy.”
2014 William G Kaelin, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center Harvard Medical School. “The Von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor: Insights into Oxygen Sensing and Cancer.”
2013 Roger J. Davis, PhD, Professor of Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. “Metabolic Stress Responses”