Research!America’s Advocacy Awards are tonight!

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Research!America will honor extraordinary leaders in biomedical and health research advocacy at the 17th Annual Advocacy Awards tonight, March 13, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. This year’€™s Advocacy Award Winners are: Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA); Diane Rehm, author and host of WAMU 88.5 and NPR’€™s ’€œThe Diane Rehm Show’€; John F. Crowley, patient advocate, inspirational entrepreneur, and chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.; John Mendelsohn, MD, director, Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Mark Rosenberg, MD, president and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health; and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

’€œThe leadership demonstrated by this year’€™s award recipients has inspired others to push boundaries to improve the health of Americans and maintain our competitive edge in science and innovation,’€ said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. ’€œAs advocates, they have contributed significantly to making biomedical and health research a higher national priority.’€

Follow Research!America on Twitter (@researchamerica) and visit our Facebook page to get more information about tonight’€™s event. Look for photos of the Awards Dinner on our Flickr account and video clips on our YouTube page in the coming days.

For more information about the honorees, visit www.researchamerica.org/advocacy_awards and read our latest press release. You can also follow news updates from our honorees. Read Senator Burr’€™s blog and news from Senator Casey; visit The Diane Rehm Show’€™s Facebook page; don’€™t miss the Crowley family’€™s website and Amicus Therapeutics news; keep up with news about Mendelsohn and the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy; Rosenberg and the Task Force for Global Health’€™s online news room is full of great information; and don’€™t miss CIRM’€™s blog.

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