In honor of Dr. William and Lillian Fishman, founders of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (formerly known as the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation), Mary Bradley and Reena Horowitz established The Fishman Fund in 2001. The Fishman Fund honors the tradition of William and Lillian Fishman for fostering the careers of young scientist. Each year, several of those top scientists are presented an award and cash prize for their work. Featured in this article are photos from this year’s award ceremony photography.
The awards ceremony photography took place in the Duane J. Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Burhnam Prebys Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, San Diego, California. A reception followed the ceremony which was also captured through event photography. The ceremony photography captured opening remarks by the Fishman Fund Advisory Board, who then presented each of the three honorees with their awards. Each of the outstanding Sanford Burhnam Prebys postdoctoral fellows received a financial award, providing means and incentive to further their professional development.
Founded in 1976 as the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, the Sanford Burnham Prebys Cancer Center first received its National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in 1981. The Center conducts paradigm-shifting, collaborative multidisciplinary basic research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancer, leading to new therapies that overcome cancer as a cause of human suffering and disease. Additionally, the Center is committed to educating and training the next generation of cancer scientists, as shown in The Fishman Fund Award ceremony photography.