Event Details
February
20
2019
to
February
20
2019
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Dinner and Ceremony (Invitation Only)

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. The $500,000 biennial prize, which recognizes a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition, cites PCI for “seminal contributions to coronary angioplasty, enabling minimally invasive treatment of advanced coronary artery disease.”

***Watch the webcast from February 21, 2019***