Out of just 12 Nobel Prize winners in 2018, three were NIH-supported researchers.
And they're not the first.
- NIH grantees have won Nobel Prizes dating back to 1939.
- 156 NIH-supported researchers have been sole or shared recipients of 92 Nobel Prizes.
- Want to see a Nobel Prize in person? There's one on permanent display at the National Library of Medicine's History of Medicine Division. The prize was won by Marshall Nirenberg, who helped us understand genetic code.