Celebrating Heroes of Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry

Saturday, October 12, 6pm


The Halo Awards is a first-of-its-kind Grammy-style event celebrating scientists for their tireless pursuit of cures and treatments that help people live better lives. This is not your typical award show.

At the Halo Awards, the scientist is celebrity.

A wonderful event. The introductions and getting a colorful background on the award winners made me feel like I knew the scientists as people as well as heroes.

The award recipients, the people who introduced them, the emcee, and musical acts were phenomenal.

6 - 7pm: Cocktail Reception

Molecular mixology, kitchen alchemy and edible cocktails with Alinea alum Jenner Tomaska

7 - 10pm: Award Show

Celebrating three of Chicago's "Heroes of Medicine" and 40 under 40 scientists leading the next generation of translational research

Hosted by Lisa Allen of "The Mix" with seated dinner and featured performances by:

- Cancer survivor Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists with cancer researcher Tom Gajewski of University of Chicago 

- Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra  with composer David Carter

- The Gospel Touch Choir

- Intonation - "Every kid is a rock star"

2019 Show Highlights

* cocktail attire


Congratulations to the honorees

Levi Hargrove, PhD

Center for Bionic Medicine | Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Heroes of Medicine

Jeffrey Hubbell, PhD

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering | University of Chicago 

Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD

Chair of Internal Medicine | Rush Medical College

Impact Award Winners

Clare Thibodeaux, PhD

Director of Scientific Affairs, Cures within Reach

Andrew Nyborg, PhD

Development Sciences, Horizon Therapeutics

To learn about sponsoring the 2019 Halo Awards, contact hello@halocures.com

2019 Sponsors

Leadership Committee

Thank you to our Chicago leaders for making this event possible

Michael Raspatello

President, October

Nancy Tyrrell

Associate Director, CBC

Jenna Benn Shersher

Founder, Twist Out Cancer

Bill Dagiantis

VP, ShuttleCloud

Harald Steltzer

CEO, NoMo Diagnostics

Tom Ruginis

CEO, HappiLabs

Diana Lebiecki

Healthcare Marketer

Shahila Christie, PhD

CEO, Neugenica

Andrew Hart

COO, Haight Brand

Jake Lissoos

Business Development, Polsky

Jonny Imerman

Founder, Imerman Angels

Greg Cosgrove, MD

Chief Medical Officer, PFF

Nick Blackburn

Business Development, Trinet

Judy Prasad, PhD

Tech Venture Fellow, Polsky

Amy Kabaria

Attorney at Law

Matt Kuhlman

Co-Founder, CarePool

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