Jan Lunden Award

The award honors Mr. Jan Lunden, businessman, and philanthropist, who recognized excellence in biomedical research and generously supported it through contributions to molecular hepatology research at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Clifford J. Steer, M.D., professor of medicine and cell biology, established the award in 1997 in honor of Mr. Lunden.


Applications are invited for the Jan Lunden Award, which recognizes outstanding research by a graduate, postgraduate, or medical student in the field of molecular hepatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Twin Cities.

Application process

The Medical School will coordinate the selection process. The award will be presented in the spring and consists of a $1,000 award and certificate.

Appropriate applications include:

  • Completed application form;
  • Cover letter outlining the nature of the research;
  • Letter of sponsorship from a member of the faculty; and
  • CV or resume.