2017 FNIH Award Ceremony

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 thought leaders from the NIH, pioneers in biomedical science, the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, philanthropists and business executives will convene at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. for the fifth annual FNIH Award Ceremony and presentation of the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences. This $100,000 award, made possible by a generous gift from FNIH Board member Ann Lurie, recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The recipient is selected by a jury consisting of six distinguished biomedical researchers and chaired by Dr. Solomon H. Snyder, Director-Emeritus of The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University and Vice Chairman for Science of the FNIH.


Sponsorship and Ticket Information

Join the list of sponsors for the 2017 Award Ceremony today. Review Sponsorship Opportunities and the Sponsorship Form. For information and to become a sponsor, please contact development@fnih.org.


Former Prize Winners

Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School

Introduction to Dr. Lee's Science

Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D2015:
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

Introduction to Dr. Deisseroth's Science

Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.2014:
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley

Introduction to Dr. Doudna's Science

Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.2013:
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine

Introduction to Dr. Medzhitov's Science




2016 Sponsors:

  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
  • AdvaMed - Advanced Medical Technology Association
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • BioReliance
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Buffy Cafritz
  • Citigroup
  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • James H. Donovan
  • Foundation for Advanced Education
    in the Sciences
  • Genentech
  • Janssen Research & Development, LLC
  • Kovler Foundation: Judy and Peter Kovler
  • Sachiko Kuno Foundation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ann Lurie
  • Merck
  • Omega World Travel Inc.
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton &
    Garrison LLP
  • Pfizer Inc
  • PwC
  • RaNA Therapeutics
  • The Honorable Stanley O. Roth
  • Dame Jillian Sackler
  • Charles A. Sanders, M.D. and
    Ann E. Sanders
  • Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.
  • Nina K. Solarz
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc..
  • Samuel O. Thier, M.D.
  • UCB, Inc.


Related Resources:

About Ann Lurie

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences Recipients

Photos from the 2016 Award Ceremony