Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg receive Double Helix Medal for their work to accelerate science


New York — November 8, 2018 — Last night, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg received the Double Helix Medal at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Priscilla Chan accepted the award on the couple’s behalf.

The Double Helix Medal, launched by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 2006, recognizes individuals who boldly participate in the fight to find cures for the world’s diseases. Previous winners include Alan Alda, Tom Brokaw, and David Botstein.

“Mark and I are beyond honored to receive the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Double Helix Medal,” said Priscilla Chan. “We feel privileged to help lift up and support the work of scientists and researchers who are on the front lines of helping to cure, prevent or manage all disease.”

“Curing disease takes people from all different fields–scientists, clinicians, engineers–…



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