NIHCM Awards

NIHCM Awards

The NIHCM Awards recognize the tremendous contributions of researchers and journalists who brought to light new evidence that advances the health system and the health of Americans.

“This award has become probably the most prestigious award you can win for health care journalism.”

John Carreyrou

The New York Times, Print Journalism Award Winner

our ceremonies through the years

NIHCM Awards Dinner, May 23, 2023, The Reach at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC

NIHCM Awards Dinner, May 23, 2023, The Reach at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC

Nancy Chockley, NIHCM Founding President & CEO, NIHCM team members - Caitlin Ellis, Sheree Crute, Kathryn Santoro

Nancy Chockley, NIHCM Founding President & CEO, NIHCM team members - Caitlin Ellis, Sheree Crute, Kathryn Santoro

Yuki Noguchi, NPR, 2023 DMA Award Winner, Giselle Grayson, NPR, Jon Hamilton, NPR, A'Lelia Bundles, journalist, Callie Crossley, WGBH (TVR Award Judge)

Yuki Noguchi, NPR, 2023 DMA Award Winner, Giselle Grayson, NPR, Jon Hamilton, NPR, A'Lelia Bundles, journalist, Callie Crossley, WGBH (TVR Award Judge)

Gary St. Hilaire (NIHCM Board of Directors), JD Hickey (Chair NIHCM Board of Directors), 2023

Gary St. Hilaire (NIHCM Board of Directors), JD Hickey (Chair NIHCM Board of Directors), 2023

Sabriya Rice, KFF Health News (NIHCM DMA Award Judge), Elizabeth Rosenthal, KFF Health News, Terry Byrne, KFF Health News, 2023

Sabriya Rice, KFF Health News (NIHCM DMA Award Judge), Elizabeth Rosenthal, KFF Health News, Terry Byrne, KFF Health News, 2023

Nancy Chockley, 2023 TVR Award Winners Tonya Lewis Lee and Paula Eiselt

Nancy Chockley, 2023 TVR Award Winners Tonya Lewis Lee and Paula Eiselt

Avik Roy (NIHCM Advisory Board Member), Zack Cooper (NIHCM Research Grantee), Laurence Baker (Research Award Judge), Zirui Song, 2023

Avik Roy (NIHCM Advisory Board Member), Zack Cooper (NIHCM Research Grantee), Laurence Baker (Research Award Judge), Zirui Song, 2023

David Cutler, 2023 Research Award Winner

David Cutler, 2023 Research Award Winner

2023 DMA Award Winners Juweek Adolphe, Noam Levey,  (Nancy Chockley), Yuki Noguchi, Aneri Pattani, Megan Kalata, (Carmel Wroth, NPR)

2023 DMA Award Winners Juweek Adolphe, Noam Levey, (Nancy Chockley), Yuki Noguchi, Aneri Pattani, Megan Kalata, (Carmel Wroth, NPR)

2023 Trade & General Circulation Judge panel

2023 Trade & General Circulation Judge panel

Nancy Chockley, 2023 Trade Winners, Charles Pillar and Meagan Weiland, Science Magazine

Nancy Chockley, 2023 Trade Winners, Charles Pillar and Meagan Weiland, Science Magazine

2023 General Circulation Winners Chad Terhune and Robin Respaut, Reuters, Nancy Chockley

2023 General Circulation Winners Chad Terhune and Robin Respaut, Reuters, Nancy Chockley

2023 TVR Award winners Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee, JD Hickey (Chair, NIHCM Board of Directors)

2023 TVR Award winners Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee, JD Hickey (Chair, NIHCM Board of Directors)

NIHCM Awards Dinner, May 25, 2022, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Natural Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

NIHCM Awards Dinner, May 25, 2022, Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Natural Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

NIHCM Awards Judges Michael Millenson and Clifton Leaf, 2022 dinner

NIHCM Awards Judges Michael Millenson and Clifton Leaf, 2022 dinner

Jason Ukman and Rachel Cohrs, STAT News, 2022 Awards Dinner

Jason Ukman and Rachel Cohrs, STAT News, 2022 Awards Dinner

NIHCM Board Members Curtis Barnett, JD Hickey, Jeff Roe, 2022

NIHCM Board Members Curtis Barnett, JD Hickey, Jeff Roe, 2022

2022 DMA Award winner, Lylla Younes, Propublica

2022 DMA Award winner, Lylla Younes, Propublica

2022 Research Award Winners - Jacob Goldin, Janet McCubbin, Ithai Z. Lurie

2022 Research Award Winners - Jacob Goldin, Janet McCubbin, Ithai Z. Lurie

Kathryn Santoro, 2022 General Circulation Award Winner Matthew Herper, STAT, Nancy Chockley,  Nicholas Florko, STAT

Kathryn Santoro, 2022 General Circulation Award Winner Matthew Herper, STAT, Nancy Chockley, Nicholas Florko, STAT

NIHCM Awards Dinner, 2019. Organization of American States

NIHCM Awards Dinner, 2019. Organization of American States

Stuart Craig, Zack Cooper (Research Award Winners, 2019) and Julie Schoenman (NIHCM Foundation)

Stuart Craig, Zack Cooper (Research Award Winners, 2019) and Julie Schoenman (NIHCM Foundation)

Shubham Singhal, Paul Mango and Dakasha Winton, Organization of American States, 2019

Shubham Singhal, Paul Mango and Dakasha Winton, Organization of American States, 2019

John Forsyth, Dan Loepp (NIHCM Board Member), Organization of American States, 2019

John Forsyth, Dan Loepp (NIHCM Board Member), Organization of American States, 2019

The Columbus Dispatch Team, 2019 Print Journalism Award Winners

The Columbus Dispatch Team, 2019 Print Journalism Award Winners

John Doerr, Nancy Chockley (NIHCM Founding President & CEO), and David Pankau, former NIHCM Board member, Organization of American States, 2019

John Doerr, Nancy Chockley (NIHCM Founding President & CEO), and David Pankau, former NIHCM Board member, Organization of American States, 2019

Dakasha Winton, Andrea Willis and Paula Steiner, The Renwick, 2018

Dakasha Winton, Andrea Willis and Paula Steiner, The Renwick, 2018

Kaiser Health News Team, Digital Media Award Winner, 2018

Kaiser Health News Team, Digital Media Award Winner, 2018

The Wall Street Journal Team, Print Journalism Award Winner, 2017

The Wall Street Journal Team, Print Journalism Award Winner, 2017

Martin Hackmann, Research Award Winner, 2016

Martin Hackmann, Research Award Winner, 2016

Guests at The Renwick, 2016

Guests at The Renwick, 2016

Don Berwick (NIHCM Advisory Board), Tsung-Mei Cheng Reinhardt (Research Award Judge), W. David Helms (NIHCM Board) and Governor Mike Leavitt (NIHCM Advisory Board), The Renwick, 2018

Don Berwick (NIHCM Advisory Board), Tsung-Mei Cheng Reinhardt (Research Award Judge), W. David Helms (NIHCM Board) and Governor Mike Leavitt (NIHCM Advisory Board), The Renwick, 2018

Nancy Chockley and Margot Sanger-Katz (2016 Finalist)

Nancy Chockley and Margot Sanger-Katz (2016 Finalist)

Bob Kocher (NIHCM Advisory Board), Nancy Chockley and Calvin Anderson, The Renwick, 2016

Bob Kocher (NIHCM Advisory Board), Nancy Chockley and Calvin Anderson, The Renwick, 2016

Julie Rovner (Television and Radio Journalism Award Judge), Nico Lewine and Adrianna McIntyre, The Renwick, 2016

Julie Rovner (Television and Radio Journalism Award Judge), Nico Lewine and Adrianna McIntyre, The Renwick, 2016

The U.S. Institute of Peace, 2015

The U.S. Institute of Peace, 2015

Stone Phillips (Television and Radio Journalism Award Judge), Steve Cheng, Nancy Chockley,  The U.S. Institute of Peace, 2015

Stone Phillips (Television and Radio Journalism Award Judge), Steve Cheng, Nancy Chockley, The U.S. Institute of Peace, 2015

Healthcare Triage, Digital Media Award Winner, 2015

Healthcare Triage, Digital Media Award Winner, 2015

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2014

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 2014

Dave Phillips (2014 Honorable Mention), Kathryn Santoro, Jenni Bergal and Fred Schulte (Print Journalism Award Judge), 2014

Dave Phillips (2014 Honorable Mention), Kathryn Santoro, Jenni Bergal and Fred Schulte (Print Journalism Award Judge), 2014

Alan Murray (Digital Media Judge), 2014

Alan Murray (Digital Media Judge), 2014

our Judges

A special thank you to our judges listed below.

General Circulation Journalism Award


  • Eliza Barclay
  • John Carreyrou
  • Ceci Connolly
  • John Fauber
  • Clifton Leaf
  • Fred Schulte (recused)
  • William Wan

Trade Journalism Award


  • Eliza Barclay
  • John Carreyrou
  • Ceci Connolly
  • John Fauber
  • Clifton Leaf
  • Fred Schulte
  • William Wan

Television and Radio Journalism Award


  • Callie Crossley
  • Susan Dentzer
  • Gisele Grayson
  • Stone Phillips
  • Alice Irene Pifer
  • Julie Rovner
  • Susan Wagner

Digital Media Award


  • Julia Belluz
  • Aaron Carroll
  • Christopher J. Conover
  • Michael Millenson
  • Alan Murray
  • Sabriya Rice (recused)
  • Meredith White

Research Award


  • Laurence C. Baker
  • Tsung-Mei Cheng
  • Paul B. Ginsburg
  • Sherry Glied
  • Vicky Gregg
  • Joseph P. Newhouse
  • Mark Pauly
  • Gail R. Wilensky