Balz Frei holding nobel prizes

During the Diet and Optimum Health conference this year, we included a session dedicated to honoring Dr. Balz Frei, the Linus Pauling Institute Director from 1997 to 2016. This session focused mainly on his scientific accomplishments and dedication to scientific rigor that shaped the Linus Pauling Institute.

The 2017 Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research was awarded to Dr. Frei in recognition of his innovation and excellence in research. In addition, his efforts through the outreach programs at the Linus Pauling Institute were cited as contributions to enhance public health and reduce suffering in disease.

Many people have already sent their messages congratulating Dr. Frei by letter, photo, or video. At this time, we are still gathering these tributes to present to Dr. Frei. Please contact us at if you wish to contribute.

Balz Frei Endowment Fellowship


We also encourage everyone to honor Dr. Frei's career by giving a donation to the Balz Frei Endowment Fellowship. This fund, established prior to his retirement in 2016, will provide support for students working in the Linus Pauling Institute. It is an excellent way to keep Dr. Frei's legacy alive in the Linus Pauling Institute for many years to come. Donations can be accepted by credit card online, or sent by check to:

Amanto Marcotulli
Oregon State University Foundation
Re: Balz Frei Endowment Fellowship
707 SW Washington St, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97205