The Prochaska Research Prize was established in 1998 by his father and by his mentor and friend Paul Talalay. The award recognizes outstanding research contributions by an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. student enrolled in the School of Medicine. It is intended to recognize the excellence that Dr. Prochaska exemplified, and the distinction that he bright to the Hopkins M.D./Ph.D. program. With a Medical Scientist Training Program Award from Johns Hopkins Universtiy School of Medicine, Dr. Prochaska complete both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, and in 1986 he was selected to receive the Michael A. Shanoff Award. He trained as an Osler Medical House Officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and thereafter headed the Laboratory of Chemical-Biological Interactions at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Prochaska’s most enduring contributions are his original and imaginative scientific work in several diverse areas, including unique insight intop the mechanisms underlying regulation of cancer protective enzymes, and his pioneering work on HIV that resulted in a new class of potentially chemotherapeutic agents for HIV infections. Hans Prochaska had the uncanny ability and exceptional skills to translate his ideas into practical experiments, which he performed with great enthusiasm and equivalent success.