Tabak Honored at Research!America Event
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.