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2023 Honorees

John Edward Porter Legacy Award, generously supported by Ann Lurie

Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD
Senior Official Performing the Duties of the NIH Director
Bio

Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award

Helene Gayle, MD, MPH
President of Spelman College
Bio

Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research


Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD
Arline H. & Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor; Professor, Center for Community Health Integration,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Bio

Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award


Heywood Fralin
Chairman, Retirement Unlimited, Inc.
Bio
Michael J. Friedlander, PhD
Vice President, Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech;
Executive Director, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Bio

Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award


The Michael J. Fox Foundation
for Parkinson’s Research
Bio

Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion


Hiding in Plain Sight,
A film by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers
(Ken Burns, Erik Ewers, Christopher Loren Ewers, Julie Coffman, David Blistein)
Bio

Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Awards, generously supported by Johnson & Johnson

Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Award


Margaret A. Hamburg, MD
Former FDA Commissioner; President, InterAcademy Partnership for Science, Health and Policy;
Academies of Science and Health
Bio

Building the Foundation Award


James E. Crowe Jr., MD
Director, Vaccine Center; Ann Scott Carell Prof. of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bio

Meeting the Moment for Public Health Award

Hip Hop Public Health
Bio

Rapid Translation Award


Noubar Afeyan, PhD
Founder and CEO,
Flagship Pioneering
Bio

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