This program presents an award to an outstanding honoree in each of the four categories:
1. Hero researcher or practitioner in the field of Cancer
The hero’s pioneering work has propelled forward cancer research and patient health and treatment.
2. Hero researcher or practitioner in the field of Crohn’s Disease
The hero’s pioneering work has propelled forward Crohn’s disease research and patient health and treatment.
3. Community Hero Award
With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19/Coronovirus pandemic, we want to acknowledge the everyday Healthcare Heroes who are fighting to keep communities safe. This year, we are expanding the Community Hero Award and opening it to all heroes whose efforts, particularly in COVID-19 units and underserved communities, have profoundly impacted the health and well-being of others on a local or global scale. This includes, but is not limited to, nurses, doctors, pharmacists, hospital workers, medical students, and R&D employees working tirelessly to save lives and lead us towards a cure during this time of crisis.
4. Healthcare Hero of Israel
A hero of Israel whose life’s work has resulted in breakthroughs in healthcare research, technology, and treatment.
The 2020 Healthcare Heroes received their awards at a virtual ceremony on December 3. Learn about the 2020 winners here.
To learn about the winners of the first Healthcare Heroes Awards, please click here.
This Awards program is made possible thanks to generous support from Teva Pharmaceuticals. It is dedicated to the life of Richard S. Egosi.
Mr. Egosi was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Company Secretary for Teva Pharmaceuticals. He was also a member of the Teva Executive Committee and oversaw the legal, compliance, intellectual property, and public policy functions for Teva. His 21-year career with the company made a lasting impact on the organization, his colleagues, and the world.
This international award was developed to honor Mr. Egosi in a manner that reflects and pays tribute to his life, leadership, and legacy. In addition to excellence in one of the four categories, the winning honorees will exhibit the qualities that Mr. Egosi personified and that are the hallmarks of the National Liberty Museum’s heroes, including integrity, empathy, curiosity, creativity, passion, perseverance, innovation, and courage
Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.
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Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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