The Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research recognizes innovation and excellence in research relating to the roles of vitamins, essential minerals, and phytochemicals in promoting optimum health and preventing or treating disease; and the roles of oxidative/nitrative stress and antioxidants in human health and disease.

The goal is to stimulate innovative research that enhances our knowledge of the role of diet and lifestyle in the primary and secondary prevention of disease; and the role of oxidative/nitrative stress in disease pathology. 


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The LPI Prize also recognizes successful efforts to disseminate and implement knowledge on diet, lifestyle, and health to enhance public health and reduce suffering from disease.

Prize Recipients

The LPI Prize is awarded biennially at the Diet and Optimum Health conference. Recipients of the LPI prize, with descriptions of their nominations for the award, follow:

2001 - Bruce N. Ames, PhD

2003 - Walter C. Willett, PhD

2005 - Paul Talalay, MD 

2007 - Mark Levine, MD 

2009 - Michael Holick, MD, PhD 

2011 - Connie Weaver, PhD 

2013 - Helmut Sies, MD 

2015 - George Bailey, PhD

2017 - Balz Frei, PhD