FNIH Award Ceremony

2019 FNIH Award Ceremony

The FNIH hosts its annual Award Ceremony at a signature location in Washington, D.C., each May. The event feature the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, a $100,000 award that recognizes outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The prize is made possible by a generous gift from philanthropist Ann Lurie. Please join us for the seventh annual FNIH Award Ceremony, which will be held on May 22, 2019 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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2019 Prize Recipient

Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.
Director of the Microbiome Program Chief of the Metaorganism Immunity Section in the Laboratory of Immune System Biology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Learn more about Dr. Belkaid in this press release.


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2019 Sponsors

View photos from the 2018 FNIH Award Ceremony.


Learn more about the Lurie Prize here.

Former Lurie Prize Recipients

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

2018: Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology at University Southwestern Medical Center; George L. MacGregor Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Science; Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Member of the National Academy of Sciences

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

FNIH Contacts

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