2007 Advocacy Awards

11th Annual Advocacy Awards Gala Honorary Chairs

Co-Chairs

Christopher A. Viehbacher

President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline



Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD

President and Scientific Director

Children's Memorial Research Center



Media Host

Randy Siegel

Publisher

PARADE magazine



George B. Abercrombie

President and Chief Executive Officer

Roche



Joanne Angle

Executive Director

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology



Dennis A. Ausiello, MD

Physician-in-Chief, Medical Service

Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine



Arden J. Bement, Jr., PhD



Henry S. Bienen, PhD

President

Northwestern University



David Bunning

President

The Food Allergy Project, Inc.



Carolyn Clancy, MD

Director,

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality



Richard T. Clark

Chief Executive Officer and President

Merck & Co., Inc.



Mary Sue Coleman, PhD

President

University of Michigan



The Honorable Diana DeGette



Sam Donaldson

ABC News Television Network



The Honorable Rahm Emanuel



Robert Essner

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Wyeth



Joseph M. Feczko, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Pfizer Inc



James W. Fordyce

Chairperson

Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation



Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH

Director

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Barbara A. Gordon

Executive Officer

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology



J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.

Chairman

Hogan & Hartson, LLP



Vartan Gregorian

President

Carnegie Corporation of New York



Jessie Gruman, PhD

President

Center for the Advancement of Health



Fred Hassan

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Schering-Plough



Yoshihiko Hatanaka

President and Chief Executive Officer

Astellas Pharma US Inc.



Anthony C. Hooper

President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company



Neen Hunt, EdD

President

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation



Scott Hunt

Executive Director

The Endocrine Society



The Honorable Jon Huntsman, Jr.



Jon and Karen Huntsman



The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison



Robert A. Ingram

Vice Chairman, Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline



The Honorable Johnny Isakson



The Honorable Jesse Jackson, Jr.



Evan Jones

Chairman of the Board

Digene Corp.



James Jorkasky

Executive Director

National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research



Darrell G. Kirch, MD

President

Association of American Medical Colleges



Lee Kravitz

Editor-in-Chief

PARADE



Constance E. Lieber

President

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression



The Honorable Nita M. Lowey



Patrick Magoon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Children's Memorial Research Center

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Joseph B. Martin, MD, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Medicine,

Harvard Medical School



The Honorable Jim Matheson



Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Senior Fellow

AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies



Edward D. Miller, MD

Dean of the Medical Faculty and Chief Executive Officer

Johns Hopkins Medicine,

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine



Rear Admiral Ken Moritsugu

Acting Surgeon General of the United States



William D. Novelli

Chief Executive Officer

AARP



The Honorable Barack Obama



William A. Peck, MD

Director

Washington University in St. Louis

Center for Health Policy



The Honorable John Edward Porter

Chair, Research!America

Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP



Jean E. Robillard, MD

Vice President for Medical Affairs

University of Iowa, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine



Timothy Rothwell

President and Chief Executive Officer,

sanofi-aventis U.S.



John R. Seffrin, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

American Cancer Society



Larry J. Shapiro, MD

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine



Susan L. Solomon

Chief Executive Officer

The New York Stem Cell Foundation



The Honorable Arlen Specter



Timothy C. Tyson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International



David Van Andel

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Van Andel Institute



William C. Weldon

Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer

Johnson & Johnson



M. Cass Wheeler

Chief Executive Officer

American Heart Association



Miles D. White

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Abbott



Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD

President

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center



Judy Woodruff

Senior Correspondent and Political Editor

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer



Elias Zerhouni, MD

Director

National Institutes of Health



Anthony P. Zook

President and Chief Executive Officer

AstraZeneca US


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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America