FOUNDATION DINNER 2017-12-13T12:48:53+00:00


The NACDS Foundation is deeply grateful to all who participated in the 19th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in New York City. Attendees to the Dinner contributed $1.8 million to support the Foundation’s mission to improve patient outcomes and advance population health through evidence-based research, educational programs and philanthropic initiatives.


At our annual event, the Foundation bestows its highest honor to a professional whose work has made a meaningful difference to our nation’s health and well-being. This year, our Excellence in Patient Care Award was presented to Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, executive director for Harris County (Texas) Public Health for his extraordinary work, including the Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts in Houston. The evening program also included timely and thought-provoking insights by author and broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson.

The Foundation Dinner is a premier event that brings together the NACDS Board of Directors and senior executives of NACDS Chain and Associate Members, as well as many friends. We look forward to our 20th annual event in 2018 and hope to see you there!

NACDS Chairman Alex Gourlay, co-chief operating officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance & president, Walgreen Co.

NACDS Chairman Alex Gourlay praised the significant progress the NACDS Foundation has made in its focus on evidence-based research, which has been a priority for the past six years.

NACDS Foundation President Kathleen Jaeger; Dr. Umair A. Shah; NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson

Umair A. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., executive director and local health authority for Harris County (Texas) Public Health, received the 2017 NACDS Foundation Excellence in Patient Care Award for his exceptional work on Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts in Houston this year.


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