Salvador Dali work Washington to be Rededicated and Unveiled at the NIH

On April 9, 2015 members of the board of directors of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the International Biomedical Research Alliance and scholars and administrators of the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program and MD/PhD Partnership Training Program, NIH-Lasker Research Scholars as well as distinguished guests attended the unveiling and rededication of Washington (Winged Victory – Washington) painted by Salvador Dali and commissioned by Mary Lasker in 1950.  The signed lithograph was presented to the Mary W. Lasker Center for Health Research and Education shortly after its dedication in 1984.  The painting expresses the notion of victory over death and disease. Mary and Albert Lasker believed that could be best achieved by using the tools of both basic and clinical science and they greatly supported the development of the National Institutes of Health.  Scholars in the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program took the lead in refurbishing the artwork and organizing details for the event in order to preserve this important piece of Lasker-NIH history.