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Prusoff is awarded Parker Medal for role in discovery of AIDS drug

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2006 - Autumn


William H. Prusoff, Ph.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in pharmacology, received the Peter Parker Medal, which honors service to the university, on April 17. Prusoff and his colleague Tai-Shun Lin, Ph.D., discovered the antiviral properties of d4T, or stavudine, in 1986. Marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb as Zerit, it became one of the leading drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS. Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., presented the medal to Prusoff at the ceremony held at the Union League Cafe.