Celebrating Heroes of Medicine

Museum of Science and Industry

Saturday, October 12, 6pm

2nd ANNUAL

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

Science-inspired "edible"cocktails from James Beard-nominated and former Alinea/NEXT Chef Jenner Tomaska


7 - 8:45pm: 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:

- The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

- Cancer researcher Tom Gajewski and his band of scientist rock stars 

- Cancer survivor Jenny Conlee of  The Decemberists and other actual rock stars


8:45 - 10pm: After-Party

2019 Show Highlights

Heroes of Medicine

Nominate a deserving scientist dedicated to turning turning research into patient treatments


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

2019 Sponsors

Executive 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

Nick Maull

Assoc Dir, Northwestern INVO

Jonny Imerman

Founder, Imerman Angels

Greg Cosgrove, MD

Chief Medical Officer, PFF

Leeatt Rothchild

CEO, Packed with Purpose

Judy Prasad, PhD

Tech Venture Fellow, Polsky

Amy Kabaria

Attorney at Law

Matt Kuhlman

Co-Founder, CarePool

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