FNIH Awards Ceremony

On October 20th, we invite you to join us virtually at our annual Awards Ceremony, where we will underscore our continued commitment to discovery and the future of health by celebrating some of the best and brightest leaders of our time.

The FNIH will deliver this event as a dynamic, multi-faceted engagement to recognize the exceptional achievements of the 2021 recipients of the following honors:

  • The Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research;
  • The Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists, honoring outstanding contributions of early-career clinician-scientists whose work has the potential to or has led to innovations in patient care; and
  • The Charles A. Sanders, M.D., Partnership Award, recognizing persons and/or organizations that have made significant contributions to the FNIH’s work to build, implement and nurture private-public partnerships in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This signature event also spotlights the FNIH’s important work in support of its shared mission with the NIH. Please consider joining leaders in the scientific and philanthropic communities in building awareness about the role biomedical research plays in improving people’s lives.


The 2020 Awards Ceremony online celebration, which was conducted in a virtual format through our Awards Website, can be viewed here.


Visit our website for more information, including past awardees, on the the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, the Charles A. Sanders, M.D., Partnership Award, and the FNIH Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists.

Xioawei Zhuang
2021 Lurie Prize Awardee
Dr. Xiaowei Zhuang, Ph.D., Harvard University Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, 2021 Lurie Prize awardee.


2021 FNIH Awards Ceremony Sponsorship Form


2020 Award Winners

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences
Charles A. Sanders, M.D., Partnership Award
Trailblazer Prize for Clinician-Scientists
Dr. Aviv Regev
Executive Vice President of Genentech Research and Early Development.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Michael Wilson, M.D.
Associate Prof. of Neurology in the Division of Neuroimmunology & Glial Biology at the University of California San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
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