The biomedical and environmental sciences have predominantly evolved independently of one another, although the two fields can learn immensely from each other. On the one hand, advances in biomedical technology, like CRISPR-Cas9 and genome sequencing, could greatly enhance our ability to understand and protect the natural world. On the other hand, the answers to many pressing biomedical science challenges may be found by more closely studying our environment, as all organisms have had to adapt and evolve to overcome challenges through natural selection. In an effort to catapult interdisciplinary action between the biomedical and environmental sciences, The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation recently funded the first-ever “Pew Marine and Biomedical Science Fellowship ” jointly administered by the Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation and the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.