GHTC opens call for nominations for 2020 Innovating for Impact Awards
Initiative will honor one research partnership and two Members of Congress who have advanced global health R&D
The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) has opened nominations for its 2020 Innovating for Impact Awards. Now in its fourth year, this initiative recognizes the research partnerships and political champions that help transform breakthrough scientific research into lifesaving drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other tools for devastating, unmet global health challenges. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s honorees will be recognized through a digital, multimedia campaign in lieu of our annual recognition dinner.
Awards will be presented in two categories:
- The PARTNERSHIP AWARD honors an innovative research and development (R&D) partnership that brings together multisector partners to advance a high-impact, game-changing global health technology. The partnership must have received federally funded research support or in-kind support from a US government agency.
- The CONGRESSIONAL CHAMPION AWARD honors two US Members of Congress whose actions have strengthened political will and advanced US efforts to develop technologies to fight the world’s most challenging diseases and health conditions.
Nominations will be open until Friday, July 31, 2020. Awardees will be editorially selected by a committee of leaders from the global health and research communities and honored through a digital, multimedia campaign in early December that will reach an audience of policymakers, US government officials, media, and leaders of the global health and medical research communities.
Previous honorees for the Congressional Champion Award include Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Tom Cole (R-OK). Past Partnership Award honorees include the respective partnerships that developed the dapivirine microbicide ring for HIV prevention, child-friendly tuberculosis medicines, and the RTS,S malaria vaccine.