Arnold Levine Receives First Albany Medical Center Prize

Arnold J. Levine, president of The Rockefeller University and Ellison Medical Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member, is the first recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Levine is recognized for his discovery of the p53 tumor suppressor protein, one of the body's most important defenses against many forms of cancer. This $500,000 award is the largest annual prize in science or medicine offered in the U. S. and honors a physician or scientist whose work has led to significant advances in health care and scientific research.