FNIH Award Ceremony

FNIH Award Ceremony
Featuring the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 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 sixth 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 philanthropist Ann Lurie, recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. Learn more about the Lurie Prize here.

Sponsorship and Ticket Information

Join the list of sponsors of the 2018 Award Ceremony today! Learn about sponsorship opportunities in this Sponsorship Package. For more information and to become a sponsor, please contact Anisa Sanghrajka at (301) 402-6647 or asanghrajka@fnih.org. Click here to view the list of 2017 sponsors.

Purchase tickets to the 2018 Award Ceremony by clicking here



Ms. Ann Lurie and guests at the 2017 FNIH Award Ceremony.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins interviews Lurie Prize Recipient Dr. David Sabatini
at the 2017 FNIH Award Ceremony.
FNIH President Dr. Maria Freire and Ms. Ann Lurie present the 2017 Lurie Prize to Dr. David Sabatini.

View more photos of the evening here.

Former Lurie Prize Recipients

For more information about the former recipients and their science, click here.

2017: David M. Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.
Member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016: Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist at Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

2015: Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

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

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

2017 Sponsors

Amgen, Inc.
Blum-Kovler Foundation: Judy and Peter Kovler
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Buffy Cafritz
Cleary Gottlieb
Davis Polk & Wardell LLP
Deloitte Consulting LLP
James H. and Christina W. Donovan
Ernesto I. Freire, Ph.D. and Maria C. Freire, Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Ann Lurie
Marriott International
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone
James P. Muldoon
Navitor Pharmaceuticals
Northwestern Medicine
Omega World Travel, Inc.
Paragon Pharmaceuticals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pfizer Inc
Dame Jillian Sackler
Charles A. Sanders, M.D. and Ann E. Sanders
Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.
Nina K. Solarz
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Samuel O. Thier, M.D. and Paula Thier


For information and to become a sponsor, please contact Anisa Sanghrajka at (301) 402-6647 or asanghrajka@fnih.org.