Alter receives Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

Alter receives Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

Apr 05

Ragon Institute investigator Dr. Galit Alter receives Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards from the Clinical Research Forum (CRF).

 

“The CRF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing national leadership in clinical research. Its mission is to generate support for clinical research and promote understanding of its impact on health and healthcare delivery.

 

The projects, which tackled difficult health problems and required extensive collaboration, are remarkable for their bold approaches, innovation and potential for alleviating human suffering.

 

The top prize was awarded for findings that early treatment with medications can prevent HIV transmission. This provides solid support for global public health policies on HIV and could help save millions of lives. The work was honored with the Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, named for the former president and chief executive officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a physician who is regarded as a champion and visionary in clinical research.

 

“Clinical research is key to our efforts to turn discoveries into health, serving as the bridge between advances in basic scientific understanding and the development of new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. “NIH is a major supporter of clinical research and I am delighted to see this important field get the recognition it so richly deserves.”

 

From the CRF press release