On May 5th, the 2009 FNLM Annual Awards Dinner celebrated advances in public health and medicine, along with the individuals and organizations dedicated to this cause. The dinner was dedicated to the memory of FNLM's long-time chairman, the Honorable Paul G. Rogers, a member of Congress for 22 years and one of America's greatest health advocates and a passionate supporter of the Friends.
2009 Annual Awards Dinner
1 Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D. (right), the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, received a Distinguished Medical Science Award for his global leadership in cancer research and the development of combination chemotherapy programs that have revolutionized cancer treatment. To his left is Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine.
2 NIH researchers John T. Schiller, Ph.D. (at podium) and Douglas R. Lowy, M.D. (at right) received Distinguished Medical Science Awards for their leadership in cancer research and the development of a vaccine to protect against two of the deadliest forms of the human papillomavirus (HPV).
3 The Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award was presented to Greysi Reyna, MLS, Assistant Director, Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Medical Library, University of Texas Health Science Center, for her many years of dedication to improving access to health information to the health-care professionals and the underserved populations in the Rio Grande Valley.
4 The Paul G. Rogers Public Service Award was presented to Mary Woolley, President of Research!America, for her many years of advocacy on behalf of health and medical research.
5 Rebecca Rogers, widow of the Honorable Paul G. Rogers, was presented a special award from the NIH Board of Regents and the FNLM Board of Trustees, in appreciation for his outstanding service to his country and to the NIH.