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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.
PostedFebruary 24, 2023
UpdatedFebruary 28, 2023
Posted byMaribeth Keitz
David R. Walt, Harvard Medical School, was awarded the 2023 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize “for the development of microwell arrays that greatly advanced the fields of genomics and proteomics.” The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. It is presented every other year by NAE and Ohio University.
PostedJanuary 31, 2019
UpdatedFebruary 26, 2019
Posted by Vali Icatoiu
The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University will present the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize to Julio C. Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, Richard A. Schatz, John B. Simpson, and Paul G. Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty.
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