Celebrating research excellence and innovation

May. 21, 2015

Second annual Lawson Impact Awards to showcase the impact of hospital-based research in London, across Canada, and around the world

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 and develop solutions effectively, and then deliver them to care faster than anywhere else. Tonight, Lawson Health Research Institute is celebrating these unique accomplishments.

The Lawson Impact Awards honour research making a difference. Lawson scientists, staff, trainees and partners will be recognized for demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, training, operations, industry and innovation.

New in 2015, a “Community Partner of the Year Award” will be presented. This award recognizes the generosity of donors, either as an individual or organization, who support and value health research.

Highlights of the evening will include dinner, awards presentations, and a keynote address by Dr. Nina Tandon. Dr. Tandon is at the cutting edge of science, studying new frontiers in biotechnology. She is a TED Senior Fellow and the CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone, the world's first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction.

Media are invited to attend this awards event:

  • WHAT The 2015 Lawson Impact Awards
  • WHEN Thursday, May 21, 2015 Reception at 5:30 p.m. Awards presentation at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE London Convention Centre, 300 York Street, London, ON
  • WHO Lawson scientists, staff, trainees and partners

Dr. Nina Tandon, Keynote Speaker

*Award winners and Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director, will be available for photos/video and interviews at the event. For an advanced list of award winners, contact Laura Goncalves laura.goncalves@lawsonresearch.co m

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The research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

Lawson Health Research Institute. As the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London, and working in partnership with Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute is committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world. www.lawsonresearch.com

For more information, please contact:
Laura Goncalves
Communications & External Relations
Lawson Health Research Institute
519-685-8500 ext. 64059

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