This award is intended for postdoctoral fellows holding appointments in the Basic Sciences and clinical Departments of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Helen Brooke Taussig (1898 – 1986), together with her colleagues Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, is credited with developing the concept for the Blalock-Taussig Shunt- a procedure that extends the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot (Blue Baby Syndrome).