Eugene Garfield Economic Impact on Medical and Health Research Award
Garfield E. "The Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award for 2003 is presented to Dr. David Cutler". Inaugural Presentation. Award presented to Dr. David Cutler, Washington DC, October 28, 2003
2003 Eugene Garfield Economic Impact on Medical and Health Research Award Winner
David Cutler, PhD
Eugene Garfield, David Cutler, FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan
The conclusion is clearly and unequivocally that medical research is worth the cost"
David Cutler, PhD
David Cutler, PhD, professor of economics, Harvard University, was the 2003 recipient of Research!Americas Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award. The award is named for and sponsored by the creator of the Science Citation Index, Eugene Garfield, PhD, Founding Editor of The Scientist, R!A board member and a strong advocate of preventive medicine and life sciences research.
Garfield joined Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, to
co-present the award to Cutler during a Washington, DC, reception on October 28 for Research!America members; the Research!America Board of Directors including Jordan Cohen, MD, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges and chair of the Garfield award selection committee; and other stakeholders in medical and health research.
Cutler was recognized for his paper The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and Behavioral Effects1, which explains his approach to measuring the value and impact of medical research and of public knowledge derived from health research. In accepting the award, Cutler shared details of his health and public economics work and philosophies.
1. "The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and Behavioral Effects", in Robert Topel and
Kevin Murphy, eds., Measuring the Gains from Medical Research, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.