The Vilcek Prizes are awarded annually in the arts and biomedical science to prominent foreign-born scientists and artists who are recognized leaders in their fields. They are not sponsored by ICIS but by the Vilcek Foundation, founded by former Milstein Award winner (2016) and Honorary Lifetime ICIS Member, Jan Vilcek and his wife Marica.
The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.
These prizes were created to call attention to the seminal contributions made by immigrant professionals to the U.S.
The following ICIS Members have been recipients of the Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science:
The Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science
Richard Flavell, Ph.D., FRS (2013)