Bioethics Genius Prize

BEI’s inaugural
Bioethics Genius Prize
Apply by April 27, 2018


We are looking to support and recognize a bioethics innovator—a person or team who are not just thinking about how to improve ethics and patient centricity in healthcare innovation, but who are also making it happen. Are you working to raise the bar and operationalize bioethics in healthcare innovation?  If so, apply by April 27th, for our inaugural Bioethics Genius Prize.

We are particularly interested in recognizing projects dedicated to elevating the ethics and patient centricity of clinical trials, clinical trial transparency, research and development for healthcare products, pharmaceutical marketing practices, and access to trials, medicines and vaccines.  The Prize will be awarded on May 4, 2018 and include a $6,400 grant.

How to Apply.  To apply, email 1-2 paragraphs to describing your initiative to improve the ethics, patient centricity or trustworthiness of healthcare innovation. Initiatives must be already underway or well poised to be implemented within the next 3-6 months. The application should be no more than 1 page long, with 1in margins and 12 point Times New Roman Font. Your application should include your overall budget (we don’t need details), and funds raised to date to implement or finish your project, as well as a description of where you are in the development and or implementation of your project.  

Awards.  Award candidates will be notified by email on Monday, May 1, 2018.  Candidates will then be given 60 seconds to pitch/explain their project to our Bioethics and Pharma Forum participants, around noon ET via webcast, On May 4, 2018. The Forum, comprised of about 64 people representing a diverse set of key constituencies across healthcare, will cast their votes after the pitches and the final winner will be announced around 1pm that same day (May 4th).  The winner must be available around noon to pitch their project and around 1pm to receive their award notification via webcast. The winner will receive a $6,400 grant which can be awarded to the individual for the project or an individual’s institution. The winner will also receive mentorship for the year, from BEI’s advisers if needed, and publicity for their project.

Forum Participants (Voters), see:

Forum Organizing Committee: Jennifer Miller (Committee Chair, BEI, Yale) Lauren Rogge (EY), Jeremy Abbate (Scientific American), Marc Wilenzick (BEI), Joe Ross (Yale Medical School), Evan Greenfield (BEI, Standard & Poor’s), Michelle Mello (Stanford Law School), Mike Rea (Idea Pharma); BEI Directors & Advisors

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