Linus Pauling Institute

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"The Linus Pauling Institute was co-founded in 1973 by Linus Pauling, Ph.D., the only individual ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes (Chemistry, 1954; Peace, 1962). More than 40 years ago, Dr. Pauling concluded that vitamins and other essential nutrients play a significant role in enhancing human health and preventing chronic diseases, not just deficiency diseases. He founded his own institute to carry out research in this field that he called "orthomolecular medicine" and believed would be of great importance to public health. In 1996, the Institute moved from Palo Alto, CA, to the campus of Oregon State University (Dr. Pauling's undergraduate alma mater). ..

"The Linus Pauling Institute is one of the nation's first two Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine designated by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)."[1]

Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research

"The prize consists of a substantial monetary award and a medal, and is awarded biennially. The recipient of the inaugural 2001 prize was Bruce N. Ames from the University of California, Berkeley, and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. The 2003 prize went to Harvard University's Walter C. Willett, and the 2005 Prize to Paul Talalay from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Our 2007 prize winner was Mark Levine from the National Institutes of Health, and the 2009 prize winner was Michael Holick from Boston University School of Medicine. Connie Weaver from Purdue University is the 2011 prize recipient." [2]

  • Balz Frei - Director and Distinguished Professor



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  1. Linus Pauling Institute [], organizational web page, accessed February 19, 2013.
  2. Linus Pauling Institute Linus Pauling Institute Prize for Health Research, organizational web page, accessed February 19, 2013.