Lorber Prize

The Lorber Prize awards a pre-consultant grade medical practitioner working in the UK for the best scientific paper related to paediatrics.


We are pleased to offer the Lorber Prize, awarded to the author of the best article on any subject related to paediatrics.

John Lorber (1915-1996) was Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Sheffield. He made major contributions to the field of medical ethics, childhood tuberculosis and neural tube defects. The prize was established in his memory by his wife.

The article must have been published or have been accepted for publication within one year of the closing date.

The article is judged with respect to scientific content, clinical contribution and presentation. The prize is open to medical practitioners who are registered in the United Kingdom and working in pre-consultant grades at the time the relevant scientific paper is accepted for publication.

We award the prize at RCPCH Conference. The winner receives £200 and a certificate, in addition to expenses covered for travel; and a day entry pass to the RCPCH annual conference.  

Deadline: 24th November

2018 Applications

To apply please access the application forms here.

Previous Winners

2016 Martin Edwards ‘Early-term birth is a risk factor for wheezing in childhood: A cross-sectional population study’ Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 136(3), pp.581-587.e2.

2014 Carrie Williams 'Cancer Risk among Children Born after Assisted Conception' N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1819-272012

2012 Atul Gupta 'Relationship between Serum Vitamin D, Disease Severity, and Airway Remodeling in Children with Asthma' Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011; 184(12): 1342–1349

2006 Sejal Saglani ‘Difficult asthma in the pre-school child’ Paediatr Respir Rev 2004; 5:199-206

2002 Saul Faust ‘Dysfunction of Endothelial Protein C Activation in Severe Meningococcal Sepsis’ N Engl J Med 2001; 345:408-416


For more information, please contact our Research and Evaluation team on research@rcpch.ac.uk