2019 NWABR ANNUAL Gala
#ThanksRESEARCH GALA - May 23, 2019 @ 6pm
NWABR’s annual gala is both a fundraiser and a celebration of biomedical research.
The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise the money needed to support NWABR’s programs that engage students and community members with biomedical research. This outreach work is key to creating a generation of supporters, advocates and practitioners in biomedical research.
The celebration component of the evening is aimed at acknowledging the progress being made in biomedical research in the Pacific Northwest.
We Will Present:
- The Alvin J. Thompson Award: this Award reflects the recipients high standing in the life science community with engagement in cutting edge research alongside a commitment to ethical research practices and the advancement of public trust in research. In 2019 the Alvord Award will be presented to the Allen Institute in recognition of the institute's commitment to engaging in cutting edge research, their ethical research practices and for their role in working to advance public trust in research.
- The Buster and Nancy D. Alvord Award: this Award reflects the recipients' philanthropic contributions to the Northwest alongside their role as an advocate, educator, or donor in support of the local biomedical research community. In 2019 this Award will be presented to Dr. Steven Gilbert in recognition of his work to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and the potential benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation as a way of managing symptoms of Parkinson’s. Dr. Gilbert is also a former NWABR Board Member.
- Honoring a select group of people who have provided exceptional service to NWABR. These individuals will each receive an Edison Award for their role in Shining a Light on Research. The thee Edison Award awardees for 2019 will be:
Edison Awardees Dr. Benjamin Wilfond (Seattle Children) - in recognition of his long service to the Board of NWABR Ms. Cami Gearhart (Quorum Review IRB) - in recognition of her role as Board President of NWABR Ms. Cheryl Weaver (Benaroya Research Institute) - in recognition of her role as both Board President and the Immediate Past Board President
If you are interested in attending the 2019 NWABR Gala then please contact Ken Gordon, alternatively you can register for the event with the following link:
From Left: Frase Family, Paul, Alison and Isabella, Guests and far right Sharie and Dr. Casey Childers
For 2018 the Thompson Award was given to Dr. Martin (Casey) Childers. The Alvord Award was given to Paul Frase and Alison Rockett-Frase. Whilst they received separate Awards, Martin, Paul and Alison were recognized for their partnership in developing a genetic treatment for the debilitating and fatal disease Myotubular Myopathy. Their incredible and moving story epitomizes what passionate parents, working with brilliant and dedicated scientists, can achieve.
Paul Frase with Joshua.
Proceeds from the gala support NWABR's educational work, engagement with students and the public, in support of NWABR's mission to promote the public's trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct.
NWABR Distinguished Service Awards
NWABR Distinguished Service Awards are giving to NWABR staff and Board members in honor of their personal contributions to the work of NWABR. These Awards were instigated in 2016 and the recipients are:
Marcia Johnson-Witter and Max Witter on behalf of the Dean Witter Foundation