2006 Advocacy Awards Gala Honorary Chairs

David A. Asch, MD

Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics



ArdenBement, Jr., PhD



Barbara A. Blakeney, MS, RN

American Nurses Association



James Buckle

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter



Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH

U.S. Surgeon General



Carolyn M. Clancy, MD

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality



William S. Dalton, MD, PhD

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute



Karen Davis, PhD

The Commonwealth Fund



Senator Mike DeWine



The Honorable Bob Dole



Senator Pete V. Domenici



Arnold W. Donald

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International



George S. Eisenbarth, MD, PhD

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center



Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH,

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Morton Goldberg, MD

National Neurovision Research Institute



Robert J. Gould, PhD

Porter Novelli



Brian Griese

Judith Ann Griese Foundation



Congressman Rush Holt



James R. Houghton

Corning, International





Joseph H. Kanter

Kanter Family Foundation



Lee Kravitz

PARADE



Alan M. Laties, MD

The Foundation Fighting Blindness



Senator Frank R. Lautenberg



Alan I. Leshner, PhD

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Executive Publisher, Science



Ray Levit, MD

American Retina Foundation



Congressman Jerry Lewis



The Honorable Connie Mack

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center



Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS



Peter J. McDonnell, MD

The Wilmer Eye Institute



Afaf I. Meleis, PhD

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing



Arnold Palmer



Congressman Steve Pearce



Eric Pierce, MD, PhD

Scheie Eye Institute



Congressman Ralph Regula



Bill Richardson

Governor of New Mexico



Cokie Roberts

ABC News



Stephen J. Ryan, MD

National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research



Richard Salem

Enable America



General H. Norman Schwarzkopf





John R. Seffrin, PhD

American Cancer Society



Congressman Pete Sessions



Randy Siegel

PARADE



Larry J. Takemoto, PhD

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology



Mary C. Tydings

Russell Reynolds Associates



Andrew C. von Eschenbach, MD



M. Cass Wheeler

American Heart Association



Miles D. White

Abbott



Judy Woodruff



Congressman C. W. Bill Young



Elias Zerhouni, MD

National Institutes of Health

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