PhRMA, along with its distinguished co-hosts, is pleased to honor individuals and organizations with the 2016 Research & Hope Awards, which will take place on September 13 in Washington DC. This year’s program celebrated the progress and promise of Autoimmune Research & Care. Awards and winners were presented in the following categories:
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Biopharmaceutical Industry Research
John Medich, Ph.D., vice president, immunology clinical development, AbbVie
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Community Champion
Mila Ferrer, community and social media manager, Hispanic market, Diabetes Hands Foundation
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Excellence in Advocacy & Activism
Virginia T. Ladd, president and executive director, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Government Research
Lisa G. Rider, M.D., deputy chief, environmental autoimmunity group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Nonprofit Research
Joan T. Merrill, M.D., chief advisor, clinical development, Lupus Foundation of America
The PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Visibility & Progress
Parker Lentini, patient and advocate
The Research & Hope Awards illustrate how biopharmaceutical researchers and others in the innovation ecosystem work together to not only bring new medical advances to patients, but thwart deadly diseases through increased awareness, public health efforts and increased collaboration.
PhRMA is joined by the following 2016 Research & Hope Co-Hosts: