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Nominations for Research!America's 2015 Advocacy Awards are now closed.

 

Categories and Criteria
Nomination Submission & Requirements
Selection Process

 

The Awards

The annual Research!America Advocacy Awards Program was established in 1996 by the Board of Directors to honor outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research*. We recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation's commitment to research.  A list of our past Advocacy Award winners is available here.

The 2015 Research!America Advocacy Awards will be presented at a dinner on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Washington, DC.

*For the purposes of these awards, the term medical, health and scientific research includes all of the following: basic, behavioral, biotech, clinical, global health, health services, prevention and public health, therapeutic, and translational research.

Categories and Criteria

Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award

G. Thompson Hutton, Esq., and Mara HuttonBenefactor: Geoffrey Beene Foundation; pictured at right, G. Thompson Hutton, Esq., and Mara Hutton

Eligible nominees for the award are distinguished medical, health, and scientific research administrators, scientists and other leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to advocacy for research by building an outstanding scientific research institution. Individuals who have substantially revitalized an existing institution are also eligible.

2014—Leroy Hood, MD, PhD
2013—John Mendelsohn, MD
2012—Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD 
Review past winners of the Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award.

To submit a nomation for this award, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations.

 

Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award 

Llura and Gordon GundBenefactor: Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

Eligible nominees are those individuals who have made a significant contribution to increasing the level of advocacy for medical or other health-related research in their communities or on a state or national level.

2014—Kathy Giusti
2013—John Crowley
2012—Scott Johnson
Review past Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award winners.

To submit a nomation for this award, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations

 

Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion

Isadore Rosenfeld, MDBenefactor: Rosenfeld Heart Foundation
Eligible nominees include reporters, editors and other media personnel, and citizens who have worked to effectively deliver medical or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public.

2014—Glenn Close, Jessie Close and Calen Pick
2013—Diane Rehm
2012—Sanjay Gupta, MD
Review past Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion winners.

To submit a nomation for this award, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations.  

  

Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award

Benefactor: Hogan Lovells, US, LLP
Eligible nominees include any organization or institution that is widely recognized as a strong advocate for medical or other health-related research in the U.S. or globally.

2014—Progeria Research Foundation
2013—California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2012—The Food Allergy Initiative
Review past Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award winners.

To submit a nomation for this award, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations.  

 

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership

Benefactor: Raymond R. Sackler, MD, and Beverly Sackler
Eligible nominees are outstanding medical and health research leaders who have been instrumental in developing and implementing sustained advocacy for medical or other health-related research at the national level and/or globally.

2014—Reed Tuckson, MD
2013—Mark L. Rosenberg, MD
2012—Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.)
Review past Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership winners.

To submit a nomation for this award, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations.  

 

 

Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy

Nominees for The Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research (usually a Member of Congress) are not accepted by the Advocacy Awards Committee, as those nominees are selected by the Research!America Board of Directors. Please do not nominate a sitting or past Member of Congress for an Advocacy Award.

Members of the Research!America Board of Directors are not eligible for nomination in any category. Emeritus directors are eligible for nomination based upon the criteria outlined above. 

Nomination Submission Process & Requirements

To submit a nomination for this award:

1. Streamlined nominations process: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015nominations.

2. OR, to submit your nomination by email:

Please enter the name of the candidate in the subject line and email nomination materials to nominations@researchamerica.org.

Research!America must receive nominations for the 2015 awards no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.

Each nomination should include the following:

1. A nomination letter, on letterhead, not to exceed two pages, which details accomplishments or achievements, examples of the nominee's advocacy activities, impact on research activities, or any other materials which show why the nominee is deserving of this award.

2. A one-page, narrative biography of the nominee (please, no CV's).

3. Contact information for the nominee, including: Name and degree(s), Title and Organization affiliation (if any), Mailing address, Phone number, Email, Secondary contact/support person's information (to facilitate logistics)

4. Contact information for the nominator including: Name and degree(s), Title and Organization affiliation (if any), Mailing address, Phone number, Email, Secondary contact/support person's information. 

Research!America must receive nominations for the 2015 awards no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.

For additional information, contact Research!America at 571.482.2701 or nominations@researchamerica.org.

Selection Process

The Selection Committee will review all nominations. The Selection Committee consists of members of the Research!America Board of Directors and other outstanding advocates for research. While we encourage nominations to a specific award category, the Selection Committee reserves the right to determine best category. At the discretion of the Selection Committee, some award categories may not be fulfilled in a given year.

Nominations are due no later than Friday, May 23, 2014

Please submit your nominations today!