March 2022

Nominations Open for the Inaugural Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics

The Greenwall Foundation is seeking nominations for the inaugural Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics (Lo Award), a $25,000 prize that will be given annually to recognize significant contributions to bioethics. This Award honors Dr. Lo’s service to The Greenwall Foundation as its President & CEO (2012-2020) and founding Director of the Faculty Scholars Program.

Michelle Groman, who succeeded Dr. Lo as the Foundation’s President & CEO, highlighted the enduring impact of Dr. Lo’s work: “Through decades of scholarship and service, Bernie has made tremendous contributions to bioethics and the Foundation. He has always sought to lift up the work of those around him, and it is only fitting that we honor Bernie by recognizing those who, like him, are impacting bioethics and improving the lives of others.”

The Lo Award will recognize one area of accomplishment in bioethics each year. The 2022 Award will be presented for excellence in bioethics mentorship and will be given to a recipient who stands out as a bioethics mentor that goes above and beyond to support and guide rising bioethics professionals in academic, clinical, policy, law, research, public health, or other bioethics-related careers. The Foundation encourages nominees from academic, non-profit, government, industry, and other sectors.

The inaugural Lo Award Committee is a multidisciplinary group of leaders who know Dr. Lo personally and professionally. The Committee is committed to anchoring the Award in Dr. Lo’s approach and values as a luminary in the field. 

“Mentorship was a central pillar of Bernie’s ethos,” notes Ann Alpers, Committee Chair and Vice Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “His founding of the Foundation’s flagship Faculty Scholars Program and his decades of supporting and collaborating with the junior faculty in bioethics who received this career development award realized one of his dearest career goals. The inaugural Award honors that legacy and acknowledges the gratitude of generations of bioethics scholars who benefited from Bernie’s mentorship.”

Nominations are due by 11:59pm ET on Monday, May 16, 2022. For more information on the Lo Award, this year’s criteria, and how to submit a nomination, visit the Request for Nominations page on our website.