The Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Foundation invites
nominations for the Omenn Prize for the best article published in
2013 in any scientific journal on a topic related to evolution in the
context of medicine and public health.
The $5000 prize is made possible by a generous donation from Gilbert S
Omenn. It will be awarded in April 2014 to the first author of the
winning article. Any relevant peer-reviewed article is eligible, but
the prize is intended for work that uses evolutionary principles to
advance understanding of a disease or disease process. The prize
committee will give priority to articles with implications for human
health, but many basic science or theoretical articles have such
Nominations should include a copy of the article (if distribution is
permitted) or an abstract and link to the article, and a brief
nominating statement (<250 words) in the body of an email to
OmennPrize@evolutionarymedicine.org. Authors are encouraged to
nominate their own articles, but nominations of articles by others are
The Prize Committee is chaired by Allen Rodrigo, and its members are
Carl Bergstrom and Sarah Tishkoff. Papers by committee members, their
students and lab group members are not eligible, and articles by their
co-authors or close associates are subject to special conditions.
Nominations will be accepted at OmennPrize@evoluitonarymedicine.org
until 5pm, 28 February, 2014 US Eastern Standard Time.