Awardees

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Dr. Drew Weissman, PhD

Drew Weissman is an American physician-scientist best known for his contributions to RNA biology. His work helped enable development of effective mRNA vaccines, the best known of which are those for COVID-19 produced by BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna.

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Dr. Katalin Karikó

Katalin Karikó, PhD, is a biochemist and researcher, best known for her contributions to mRNA technology and the COVID-19 vaccines. Karikó and co-collaborator Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, invented the modified mRNA technology used in Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection.

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Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Penny Heaton, MD Global Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines, the Empowering Research and Discovery Award.

Moderna, the Empowering Research and Discovery Award

 

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Susan Hockfield, PhD, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dr. Hockfield is President Emerita, Professor of Neuroscience, and a member of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2004 to 2012, she served as the sixteenth President of MIT, the first life-scientist and the first woman in that role.

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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)

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.

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Gift of Life Donor Program, Legacy Partnership Award

 

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Lonza, 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

 

NDRI is a Not-For-Profit (501c3) Corporation.