2018 Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards Dinner

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA honored two longtime U.S. Food and Drug Administration leaders and an independent public-private partnership as the 2018 recipients of the Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards.

This year’s Innovations in Regulatory Science Awards Dinner, a premier event launched in 2017, brought together leaders in academia, advocacy, industry and government to celebrate the achievements and continued contributions of outstanding regulatory science leaders.

The awards dinner was held at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. The program included an opening reception and a seated dinner. Featured speakers included the FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

The three 2018 Innovations in Regulatory Science Award winners are:

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the generous support of the following organizations.

Presenting Sponsor

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Marc J. Scheineson, Esq.        Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.   

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact June Wasser by phone 202-849-2075 or email jwasser@reaganudall.org.

Awards Committee
  • Garry Neil, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Aevi Genomic Medicine & Awards Committee Chair
  • Robert Califf, M.D., 22nd Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration
  • William Chin, M.D., Former Executive Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, PhRMA
  • Patrick Ryan, PhD., Senior Director and Head of Epidemiology Analytics, Janssen Research and Development
  • Frank Sasinowski, M.S., M.P.H., J.D., Director, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara
  • Richard Schilsky, M.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, ASCO
  • Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director, FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

We thank our awards committee for their careful considerations of this year’s nominations.