King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) recognizes excellence in 5 categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science, since 1979

Medicine

We are all human beings, and the diseases that afflict us, as well as the scientific principles that govern the universe in which we live, are universal - not local or national. This is a major reason why the mission of the King Faisal Foundation is so very important. By removing any barriers to being recognized for one’s achievements in Medicine and Science the message is very clear - we are one global family and the progress made by any of us should accrue to the advantage of all of us.

Speech by Professor Richard L. Berkowitz

2016 Clinical Application of Next Generation Genetics Professor Han Grrit Brunner 2016 Clinical Application of Next Generation Genetics Professor Joris Andre Veltman 2015 Intestinal Microflora and Human Health Professor Jeffrey Ivan Gordon 2014 Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Diseases Professor Yuk Ming Dennis Lo 2013 The Genetics of Obesity Professor Douglas L. Coleman 2013 The Genetics of Obesity Professor Jeffrey M. Friedman 2012 Minimal Invasive Fetal Management Professor Richard L. Berkowitz 2012 Minimal Invasive Fetal Management Professor James B. Bussel 2011 Stem Cell Therapy Professor Shinya Yamanaka 2011 Stem Cell Therapy Professor James A. Thomson 2010 Non-Arthroplasty Management of Degenerative Joint Disease Professor Jean-Pierre Pelletier 2010 Non-Arthroplasty Management of Degenerative Joint Disease Professor Johanne Martel-Pelletier 2010 Non-Arthroplasty Management of Degenerative Joint Disease Professor Reinhold Ganz 2009 Molecular Targeted Therapy Professor Ronald Levy 2008 Trauma Management Professor Basil A. Pruitt Jr. 2008 Trauma Management Professor Donald D. Trunkey 2007 Prostate Cancer Professor Patrick C. Walsh 2007 Prostate Cancer Professor Fernand Labrie 2006 Biology of Vascular Inflammation Professor Michael A. Gimbrone Jr. 2005 Tobacco Risks on Human Health Professor Sir Richard Peto 2005 Tobacco Risks on Human Health Professor Sir Richard Doll 2004 Invasive Cardiology Professor Ulrich Sigwart 2003 Breast Cancer Professor Axel Ullrich 2003 Breast Cancer Professor Umberto Veronesi 2002 Pathophysiology of Chronic Heart Failure Professor Finn Waagstein 2002 Pathophysiology of Chronic Heart Failure Professor Eugene Braunwald 2001 Organ Transplantation Professor Thomas Starzl 2001 Organ Transplantation Professor Roy Calne 2001 Organ Transplantation Professor Norman E. Shumway 2000 Ageing Professor Cynthia Jane Kenyon 1999 Allergic Diseases Professor Patrick G.Holt 1999 Allergic Diseases Professor Stephen T. Holgate 1998 Control of Communicable Diseases Professor John L.Gerin 1998 Control of Communicable Diseases Professor Robert H. Purcell 1997 Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System Professor Colin L. Masters 1997 Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System Professor James F. Gusella 1997 Degenerative Diseases of the Nervous System Professor Konrad Beyreuther 1996 Management of the Premature Infant Professor Bengt A.Robertson 1996 Management of the Premature Infant Professor Tetsuro Fujiwara 1995 Molecular Immunology Professor Sir Gregory P. Winter 1995 Molecular Immunology Professor Mark M.Davis 1995 Molecular immunology Professor Tak W. Mak 1994 Medical Applications of Genetic Engineering Professor W. French Anderson 1994 Medical Applications Of Genetic Engineering Professor Robert Williamson 1993 Acquired Immunodeficiency Diseases Professor Luc Montagnier 1993 Acquired Immunodeficiency diseases Professor Jean-Claude Chermann 1993 Acquired Immunodeficiency Diseases Professor Francoise Barre Sinoussi 1992 Coronary Artery Disease Professor Attillio Maseri 1991 Biochemical Aspects of Mental Health (Withheld) 1990 Schistosomiasis Professor André Capron 1990 Schistosomiasis Professor Anthony E. Butterworth 1989 Infertility Professor Robert G. Edwards 1989 Infertility Professor Luigi Mastroianni Jr. 1988 Leukemia Professor Janet D. Rowley 1988 Leukemia Professor Melvin F. Greaves 1987 Prevention of Blindness Professor Barrie Russell Jones 1986 Diabetes Mellitus Professor Gian Franco Bottazzo 1986 Diabetes Mellitus Professor Albert E. Renold 1986 Diabetes Mellitus Professor Lelio Orci 1985 Viral Hepatitis Professor Mario Rizzetto 1985 Viral Hepatitis Professor R. Palmer Beasley 1984 Diarrheal Diseases Professor John S. Fordtran 1984 Diarrheal Diseases Professor William Greenough III 1984 Diarrheal Diseases Professor Michael Field 1983 Malaria Professor Wallace Peters 1982 Primary Health Care Professor David C. Morley

About

Subjects in Medicine reflect current areas of international human health concern.

Prizes for Medicine were added in 1981 and first awarded in 1982.

One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine if they have carried out and published an original scientific research on the prize’s topic, with major benefits to humanity, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.

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Conditions

  • Nominations should be from universities, research centers and other learned circles. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
  • Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.
  • Dissertations are not accepted.

Requirements from Nominating Body

  • An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee's achievements in the prize field.
  • A list of nominated works.
  • A general information form filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.

Requirements from each Nominee

  • A typed curriculum vitae of each nominee with a list of his/her publications.
  • One original of each nominated paper. The total number of nominated papers should not exceed 10.
  • Six copies of each nominated book and/or book chapters. The total number of nominated books and/or book chapters should not exceed 6.
  • One high resolution color photo of each nominee (10x15cm).

Nomination documents and nominated works will not be returned.

Prize Components

  • A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy, describing the work for which the winner is awarded the Prize.
  • A Commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
  • A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).

Remarks

  • Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of merit.
  • Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded.
  • More than one winner may share the Prize.
  • The decision of the Prize's Selection Committee is final.
  • Winners are announced during the month of January every year and honored at an official ceremony later in Riyadh.