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Tabak Honored at Research!America Event

Mary Woolley and Ann Lurie stand with Dr. Tabak, who is holding award, against Research!America backdrop.
At the Mar. 15. event are (from l) Research!America CEO Mary Woolley; Dr. Lawrence Tabak, performing the duties of NIH director; and Ann Lurie, who underwrites the award.
The 7 panelists sitting on stage listening to Dr. Olajide Williams, who is talking into microphone
Shown (from l) are panel moderator Dr. Donna Shalala, former HHS secretary; Dr. Noubar Afeyan, founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering; Dr. Pamela B. Davis, of the Center for Community Health Integration at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Dr. Michael Friedlander, vice president of health sciences and technology at Virginia Tech; Heywood Fralin, chair of Retirement Unlimited, Inc.; Dr. Lawrence Tabak, performing the duties of NIH director; Lori Rose Benson, executive director and CEO of Hip Hop Public Health; and Dr. Olajide Williams, founder of Hip Hop Public Health.

Photo:  Research!America

Dr. Lawrence Tabak, performing the duties of NIH director, recently participated in Research!America’s 2023 Advocacy Awards event at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Each year, Research!America honors individuals and organizations whose leadership has advanced the nation’s commitment to medical, health and scientific research.

Tabak received the 2023 John Edward Porter Legacy Award, which honors the late U.S. congressman from Illinois who was a strong advocate for biomedical research. The award is presented annually to a person who shows an outstanding commitment to sustain the nation’s world-class leadership in medical and health research. Tabak is the award’s fifth recipient.

The event featured honorees and moderators in a panel discussion titled “Trust in Science.” The session explored the public’s perception of research and efforts to bolster confidence in science. 

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