Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

Recipients
  • 2019 RECIPIENT
    Dr. John B. Simpson
    The American College of Physicians
    For innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
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  • 2019 RECIPIENT
    Dr. Leonard Pinchuk
    University of Miami
    For innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
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  • 2019 RECIPIENT
    Dr. Julio Cesar Palmaz
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    For innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
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  • 2019 RECIPIENT
    Dr. Richard A. Schatz
    The Scripps Heart, Lung, and Vascular Center
    For innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
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  • 2019 RECIPIENT
    Dr. Paul G. Yock
    Stanford University
    For innovations in medical devices that enable minimally invasive angioplasty treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.
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At-a-Glance
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, established in October 1999, is named after Fritz Russ, an esteemed engineer and founder of Systems Research Laboratories, and his wife Dolores Russ, a long-time supporter and benefactor of the engineering industry.
Key Contacts

description for russ medal revised 2010The 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.

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