The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Joseph L. Goldstein
Professor of Medicine & Genetics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
"For their historic discovery of the basic mechanisms controlling cholesterol metabolism, opening the way to a new pharmacologic approach to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability in the Western world."
Presented by President Reagan in a White House ceremony on July 15, 1988. Awarded jointly with Dr. Michael S. Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Physiology or Medicine, 1985