Smith Family Foundation Poster Session and Dinner

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We look forward to seeing you at the Back Bay Harvard Club for the 17th annual Smith Family Foundation Poster Session and Dinner.  33 awardees from both the Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research and the Smith Family Odyssey Award for Biomedical Research Program will be sharing their groundbreaking work in areas such as AIDS/HIV, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neuroscience, as well as in basic biomedical science and in physics, chemistry, and engineering.

Following dinner, Galit Lahav, Ph.D., the 2019 Recipient of the Smith Family Foundation $65,000 Prize for Outstanding Scientific Contributions and a 2005 Smith Award Recipient, will present her research.

Novartis Professor and Chair
Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Poster Session and Reception

6:05 PM
Welcome and Introductions
Kimberly Lezak, Ph.D.
Interim Director, The Medical Foundation at HRiA

Gary Ruvkun, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Smith Family Scientific Review Committee

6:20 PM

7:15 PM
Presentation of the Smith Family Prize
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Remarks from the Prize Recipient
Galit Lahav, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

8:00 PM
Closing Remarks