Lawson Impact Awards 2016


Every day, hospital-based research in London changes the lives of people around the world. Through close proximity to patients, scientists in the hospitals can identify challenges, develop solutions, and deliver them to care faster and more effectively.

On Wednesday, April 13 we will be holding our annual Lawson Impact Awards celebration. The evening will feature dinner, awards, and a keynote address by Dr. Rishi Desai, Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis, an online comprehensive system for independent study which is currently used by over 20,000 medical students across the globe.

London Convention Centre
300 York Street
Reception at 5 pm
Dinner & Awards at 6 pm

The Awards

The Lawson Impact Awards honour research making a difference. There are five awards given to Lawson scientists, staff, and trainees who demonstrate excellence in academics, leadership, training, operations, and innovation.

  • Leadership Award
  • Staff Award of Excellence
  • Dr. Joseph Gilbert Research Contribution of the Year Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Scientist Career Award

There are also two special awards that recognize our partners that go "above and beyond" in their support of Lawson Health Research Institute.

  • Industry Partner Award
  • Community Partner Award

Learn more about the awards

The Reception

Join us in celebration of our scientists, staff and partners and hear a keynote address by Dr. Rishi Desai. Dr. Rishi Desai had an accelerated education, completing high school and receiving his BS in Microbiology from UCLA by the age of 18. He completed his medical school training at UCSF and went on train in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, and then trained in pediatric infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He returned to UCLA to earn his MPH in epidemiology, and then spent two years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer investigating disease outbreaks. Over the past four years, he has been heavily involved in online medical education through his work as the lead for Khan Academy Health and Medicine and now the Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis.

Ticket Prices:
Student/Trainee $30.00
Scientist/Staff/Guest $65.00
Table of 10 $600.00

Thank you for your interest. This event is now sold out. 

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See photos from the 2014 Lawson Impact Awards on Facebook.