NEW YORK (Oct. 13)
Dr. Rosalyn Yalow was named today a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. She will share the $145,000 award with two other Americans, Dr. Roger Guillemin and Dr. Andrew Schally. Dr. Yalow, 56, who is Jewish, is on the staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital in The Bronx.
She was cited for her development of the immunoassay methods, a simple technique used in hospitals around the world to measure tiny amounts of hormones and proteins in the blood. According to the Nobel citation, Dr. Yalow, by her discoveries, has “directed diabetes research into new tracks and gave it new dimensions. This was pioneering work at the highest level.” Dr. Yalow lives in Riverdale. She is married and has two children.