Letter from R. Lee Clark, University of Texas to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Clark informs Nirenberg that he has won the Bertner Foundation Award for "an outstanding contribution to research of significance
in the field of cancer." An invitation to the 22nd Annual Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research is included.
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1967-07-03 (July 3, 1967)
Clark, R. Lee
University of Texas
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Reproduced with permission of the University of Texas. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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July 3, 1967
Dear Doctor Nirenberg:
Doctor Robert B. Hurlbert has been in correspondence with you, I believe, concerning our Twenty-second Annual Symposium on
Fundamental Cancer Research, to be held in 1968.
A principal feature of this Annual Symposium is the Bertner Foundation Lecture and Award. The nominee for this honor is selected
for an outstanding contribution to research of significance in the field of cancer. Enclosed for your information is the
Bertner Foundation Award brochure for the 1967 Symposium. An honorarium
of $500 and reimbursement for travel expense are provided by the Bertner Foundation.
It is my great pleasure to inform you that the Symposium Committee has recommended you as our 1968 Bertner Foundation Lecturer
in recognition of your many contributions to our knowledge concerning the nucleotide code for amino acids in protein synthesis.
A cordial invitation is hereby extended to you to accept this nomination and to participate in the Symposium.
With your acceptance, our Symposium Program Committee Chairman, Doctor Hurlbert, will write you in more detail about the Lecture.
It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on March 7, 1968, and should be a presentation of approximately 45 minutes in time of delivery.
The Committee would hope your topic would be one in keeping with the theme of the Symposium which, as you know, is "Exploitable
Molecular Mechanisms and Neoplasia," and would like to have your specific title as soon as you have made the decision.
The manuscript of the Bertner Lecture will be published in the Symposium monograph and should be submitted at the time of
We realize that you may be working with a tight schedule next spring, but in our quest for the top contributors to cancer
research as candidates for the Bertner Award, we gave your name our first consideration.
We look forward to the prospect of a favorable reply.