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Former Osler Chief Resident Receives Lasker Award

*pictured above: William Kaelin (back left) in the dome during his time in the Osler Medical Training Program

Congratulations to William Kaelin, former chief medical resident of the Osler Medical Training Program, who received the 2016 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award along with co-recipients Peter Ratcliffe from the University of Oxford and Hopkins’ own Gregg Semenza. The award, one of the most prestigious in biomedicine, honors these three physician-scientists for their discovery of the pathway by which cells from human and most animals sense and adapt to changes in oxygen availability.

This comes just months after the launch of the Osler Program’s physician-scientist pathway, which aims to encourage trainees to pursue this type of scientific discovery.

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Kelsey Bennett