SWHR 2023 Annual Awards Gala

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Celebrating achievements, advancements, & innovations in women’s health.

SWHR Hosted the 33rd Annual Awards Gala, April 26.

Thank you to all the supporters of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) who gathered in-person, together for SWHR’s 2023 Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 to honor leaders who have significantly advanced women’s health throughout their careers.

This event honored leadership at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Horizon Therapeutics, and University of Illinois Chicago Center for Research on Women and Gender, and featured a keynote speech from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Learn more about the event and read the press release.

The event was held at the InterContinental Washington DC – The Wharf, with the cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m, followed by the dinner and program at 7:00 p.m.

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2023 Award Winners

Kaveeta P. Vasisht headshot

Kaveeta P. Vasisht, MD, PharmD

Health Public Service Visionary Award Winner

Pauline M. Maki, PhD

Health Education Visionary Award Winner

Keli Walbert

Accepting on behalf of Horizon | Health Industry Visionary Award Winner

2023 Keynote Speaker

Julie Louise Gerberding

Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

2023 Presenters

Meghan Feely

Meghan Feely, MD, FAAD

Board Certified Dermatologist; Executive Director, Eli Lilly & Company

Sudip Parikh

Sudip Parikh, PhD

CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Executive Publisher, Science Journals

Gretta Stone

Executive Vice President, Reservoir Communications Group; SWHR Board Chair


Benefactor Level

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Diamond Level

Gold Level

Astellas logo   Myovant Sciences Logo   Pfizer Logo

Silver Level

Bayer Logo   Organon Logo   PhRMA Logo


Bronze Level

Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD

AARP Logo   AdvaMed Logo   Biogen Logo

Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates Logo   harmony logo   Merck Logo


Friends Level

Amgen Logo   National Pharmaceutical Council   Womenheart logo

Supporter Level

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Alliance for Women’s Health and Prevention
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Carol Kelly
Medicaid Health Plans of America