On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 thought leaders from the National Institutes of Health, 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 Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (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.
The evening’s Master of Ceremonies is award-winning journalist and television news anchor Wolf Blitzer. Mr. Blitzer is CNN's lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, which provides viewers with in-depth reports about the political, international and breaking news stories of the day. In addition, Mr. Blitzer anchors Wolf, which focuses on important news from Washington and around the world.
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Former Prize Winners
Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology at the University of California, Berkeley
Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D.
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
AdvaMed - Advanced Medical Technology Association
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
James H. Donovan
Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences
Janssen Research & Development, LLC
Kovler Foundation: Judy and Peter Kovler
Sachiko Kuno Foundation
Eli Lilly and Company
Omega World Travel Inc.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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.