An Evening of BrightFocus

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National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Join us!

This extraordinary gathering will spotlight exemplary scientists and advocates who are driving some of the most exciting work around the globe to end diseases of mind and sight.

Event Details
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Location: National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC

Virtual Event Details
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Location: TBD

Add to Calendar 06/09/2022 5:00 PM 06/09/2022 8:00 PM America/New_York 7th Annual An Evening of BrightFocus 2022 BrightFocus Gala National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC


We will be honoring excellence in research science and advocacy with the presentation of three awards:

David M. Holtzman, MD
BrightFocus Scientific Impact Award

David M. Holtzman, MD

Barbara Burton and Reuben M. Morriss III Distinguished Professor
Scientific Director, Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Dept. of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine

Ilyas Washington, PhD
BrightFocus Bench-to-Bediside Award

Ilyas Washington

Co-Founder, biOOrg3.14 LLC
Co-Founder, Alkeus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

Sheila West, PhD

El Maghraby Professor
Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University

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Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher is an award-winning film, television and stage actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Guys and Dolls and Long Days Journey Into Night, in films such as American Beauty and Sex, Lies and Videotape and television series The OC and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist to name a few.

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John Lewis, The Fitness Guru

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For questions, contact Amanda Russell at or (301)556-9368. 


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