Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics

The 2023 request for nominations for the Lo Award is now closed. We will announce the next one in early 2024.

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What is the Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics?

The Bernard Lo, MD Award in Bioethics (Lo Award) is a $25,000 prize given annually to recognize significant contributions to bioethics. This Award honors Dr. Lo’s service to The Greenwall Foundation as its President & CEO (2012-2020) and founding Director of the Faculty Scholars Program.

The Lo Award recognizes one area of accomplishment in bioethics each year. The inaugural award in 2022 was presented for excellence in bioethics mentorship, and the 2023 Lo Award will be presented for forging connections across division through bioethics.

The Lo Award Committee, a multidisciplinary group of leaders committed to anchoring the Award in Dr. Lo’s approach and values, provides direction for the Award and selects its recipient. The Foundation encourages nominees from academic, non-profit, government, industry, and other sectors.

Questions about the Lo Award should be directed to Kyle Ruempler at

Request for Nominations

Review the most recent RFN to learn more about the nomination process.

Our Awardees

Mildred Cho, PhD Mentorship / 2022

The 2022 Lo Award recognized Prof. Cho for her excellence in bioethics mentorship and for going above and beyond to support and guide rising bioethics professionals.

Pathways to bioethics careers can vary widely, so guiding the next generation of scholars in the field takes special care and individual attention. In Bioethics & Mentorship, Mildred Cho, PhD, recipient of the 2022 Bernard Lo, MD, Award in Bioethics, discusses the importance of bioethics mentorship and her mentorship style.

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