NDRI is pleased to announce our Service to Science Awards Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Union League in Philadelphia.
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Awards Dinner
The Union League of Philadelphia - Lincoln Hall
140 S. Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA 19102
Dress Code: Business (Jackets required)
Drew Weissman, MD, PhD and Katalin Kariko, PhD, Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman, the scientists who led the research and technology development for the therapeutic use of mRNA – the foundation for the COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIH, will receive NDRI’s 2022 Empowering Research and Discovery Award.
Moderna, Empowering Research and Discovery Award (recipient to be announced).
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Penny Heaton, MD Global Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines- Empowering Research and Discovery Award.
Susan Hockfield, PhD, President Emerita, Professor of Neuroscience, and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will receive the organization’s prestigious D. Walter Cohen, DDS Service to Science Award presented in honor of the Philadelphia native, prominent member of the local, national and international scientific community and NDRI chairman emeritus.
David Fajgenbaum, MD, MBA, MSc, Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational Medicine & Human Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, the Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN), and National Bestselling author of Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope Into Action will receive the Excellence in Research and Patient Advocacy Award.
Gift of Life Donor Program of Philadelphia (Richard Hasz, MFS, CPTC, President & CEO), the nation's leading organ procurement organization coordinating more organ and tissue donors than anywhere else in the United States. Gift of Life Donor Program has a 44-year long history of saving lives and NDRI’s longest OPO partner with the Legacy Partnership Award.
Lonza (Nancy Dock, Senior Director, Tissue Acquisition), a global organization focused on enabling a healthier world by supporting healthcare customers on their path to commercialization, with the Outstanding Life Sciences Industry Leadership Award.
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Eileen Falchetta, Director, Marketing & Communications
215-557-7361 ext 239