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The NAE established the prize at the request of Ohio University to honor the Russes for their dedication to education and the field of engineering. Fritz Russ graduated from Ohio University in 1942 with a B.S. in electrical engineering.
The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life. An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological professions to work closely together.
Awarded biennially (odd number years), the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award and a commemorative medallion. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize.
PostedJanuary 3, 2019
The 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is awarded to Dr. Julio C. Palmaz, Dr. Leonard Pinchuk, Dr. Richard A. Schatz, Dr. John B. Simpson and Dr. Paul G. Yock for innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
PostedMarch 2, 2017
UpdatedNovember 29, 2018
Posted byOana Dumitrescu
PostedFebruary 16, 2017
Posted by Ilonca Budai
PostedApril 28, 2015
UpdatedApril 28, 2015
Posted by Oksana Wright
2015 NAE Awards Gala - Russ Prize Winners
PostedApril 27, 2015
Posted by Cristina Tofan
2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Overview
PostedMarch 10, 2015
PostedApril 3, 2012
UpdatedApril 3, 2012
Posted by Alexandra Sesovici
Website created by the Ohio University to promote the Russ Prize