The David Isreal Macht Research Prize, established in 1983 to mark the centenary of the birth of Dr. Macht, recognizes outstanding resrarch contributions by an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine. This award was made possible through the generosity of his son, Dr. Martin B. Macht, and the Macht family. Dr. Macht (1882 – 1957) was educated at Johns Hopkins where he received the A.A. and M.D. degrees. He joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1911 as an Instructor in Clinical Medicine and in 1918 became a Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology. He had a special interest in opiate alkaloids, the absorption of drugs and several of other areas of pharmacology. One of his students wrote of David Macht, ͞he taught me the love and the humility of scholarship.”