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Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award

2018 Bill & Melinda Gates

In recognition of their extraordinary work championing scientific and technological innovation to improve life for the world’s poorest people. As co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they have catalyzed unprecedented progress in global health, poverty reduction, and public education in the U.S.

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The Galien Foundation’s Prix Galien, Roy Vagelos, Pro Bono Humanum Award is in honor of Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, Retired Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., Inc. Chairman of the Board, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Vagelos, who chaired the Prix Galien USA Awards Committee from its inception until December 2017, was also the first recipient of the Pro Bono Humanum Award, established in 2007 under the sponsorship of the late Foundation Honorary President and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize recipient,Pr. Elie Wiesel.

The annual Prix Galien, Roy Vagelos, Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding efforts to improving the human condition through the application of pharmaceutical science to problems of developing or underserved populations worldwide.

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