Research!America has announced the Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research which recognizes individuals who, throughout their careers have – like Research!America board member Dr. Herbert Pardes - demonstrated distinguished leadership and sustained commitment to public engagement and advocacy for research. Individuals selected for this honor will be those who are highly regarded for their ability to communicate the value of research and innovation to a broad array of audiences, and who, by dint of their example and active encouragement, have inspired others to do so.
Nominations for the award are due by Friday, August 3 and should be submitted at www.researchamerica.org/PardesAward. The award will be presented at Research!America’s Advocacy Awards Dinner on March 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Honorees for the Pardes award and other advocacy awards will be announced in the fall.
Dr. Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, is nationally recognized for his broad expertise in education, research, clinical care and health policy. He is an ardent advocate of academic medical centers, humanistic care and the power of technology and innovation to transform 21st-century medicine. Under his leadership, NewYork-Presbyterian became one of the most highly regarded and comprehensive health care institutions in the world. The hospital is top-ranked in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
An outspoken proponent for academic medicine, children’s health education, mental health issues, access to care and information technology in medicine, Dr. Pardes is a regular guest on national television news programs and contributes opinion pieces appearing in the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. He is active at the state and federal level, supporting legislation to help hospitals provide quality health care while balancing today’s economic realities with making the best possible medical care available to all who need it.