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Celebrating Leadership in Public Health and Medicine
Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM)

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The 2010 FNLM Annual Awards Dinner, held May 11 in Washington, DC, brought together hundreds of representatives of public, professional, and business sectors in healthcare to show their support for NLM. The 2010 Awards Dinner celebrated the advancements made in public health and medicine along with the individuals and organizations who are dedicated to this cause. FNLM also honored accomplishments made in the field of publishing and health communications. The 2010 Awards Dinner raised funds to support key NLM programs.

2010 Annual Awards Dinner

Guests of Honor

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, Director, National Library of Medicine

Distinguished Health Communications Award

Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Chairman, TIMI Study Group, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Braunwald was honored for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the world of cardiology as well as his prolific work as editor and author of texts
and journals.

Distinguished Medical Science Award

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, Executive Chairman, Abraxis BioScience Chairman, the National Coalition for Health Integration (NCHI) Executive Director, UCLA Wireless Health Institute.

Dr. Soon-Shiong was honored for his medical research and development of ground-breaking treatments and therapies for diabetes and cancers.

Paul G. Rogers Medical Science Award

Robert Gallo, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director, The Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Gallo was honored for his discovery of the HIV virus and for his contributions to innovations in testing and treatments of the global AIDS epidemic.

Michael E. DeBakey Medical Librarian Award

Rita B. Smith, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Mercer University Medical Library and LRC

Ms. Smith was honored for her outstanding service to the communities of Georgia through her work at the Mercer University Medical Library and LRC.

Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine Guest of Honor Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (left), with award winner Robert Gallo, M.D. Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D. Frank Bonner, M.D., FNLM President (left), with award winner Eugene Braunwald, M.D. Donald West King, M.D., FNLM Chairman, and award winner Rita B. Smith, MLIS, AHIP

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Captions from left to right - Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine;
Guest of Honor Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (left), with award winner Robert Gallo, M.D.;
Award winner Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.;
Frank Bonner, M.D., FNLM President (left), with award winner Eugene Braunwald, M.D.;
Donald West King, M.D., FNLM Chairman, and award winner Rita B. Smith, MLIS, AHIP
Photos: NIH

Spring / Summer 2010 Issue: Volume 5 Number 2 Page 23