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Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2012 Annual Awards Gala

Donald West King, M.D.

Donald West King, M.D.
FNLM Chairman

Gala Invitation
The Honorable John Edward Porter

John Edward
John Edward

Dr. Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer,
Dr. Alfred Sommer

Anna Ercoli Schnitzer

Anna Ercoli
Schnitzer, MLIS
Anna Schnitzer

We are delighted once again to announce that the Friends will hold an Awards Gala to celebrate advances in public health, medicine, and health communications, as well as the individuals and organizations dedicated to this cause. The 2012 Gala will bring together representatives from the public, professional, and business sectors in health care to show their support for the Library.

For their achievements and support of the advancement of health, four recipients will be honored:

  • Paul Rogers Award for Public Service: The Honorable John Edward Porter, longtime U.S. Congressman from Illinois' 10th district, currently chair of Research!America and vice-chair of the Foundation for the NIH, and a partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Distinguished Medical Science Award: Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Distinguished Health Communications Award: Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President Global Academic & Customer Relations, Elsevier
  • Michael DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award: Anna Ercoli Schnitzer, MLIS, Disabilities Librarian, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

We hope that you will join us for this gala evening!

Donald West King, M.D., Chairman & President
Friends of the National Library of Medicine

For more information on how to attend, call (202) 679-9930 or email Ronica Lu at or visit

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Summer 2012 Issue: Volume 7 Number 2 Page Inside Front Cover