2017 Advocacy Awards Dinner

Washington, DC
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20240
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Grand Reception 6:15 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM

Research!America’s 21st annual Advocacy Awards will honor outstanding advocates for research whose contributions to health and medicine have saved lives and improved quality of life for patients worldwide. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Award honorees are:

Joseph Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health 

Kathy Bates, Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) spokesperson and Academy Award-winner

Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate and director of the Center for Sustainable Health at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and Virginia G. Piper Chair of Personalized Medicine

The Lupus Foundation of America

More honorees will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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Click here for more information on the 2017 Advocacy Awards recipients.

Registration is now closed for the Advocacy Awards Dinner.  If you are a member of the media, please contact Anna Briseño at abriseno@researchamerica.org. For questions, please contact advocacyawards@researchamerica.org

Media Contacts

Suzanne Ffolkes
VP Communications

Anna Briseño
Senior Manager of Communications

Without continued support for health research, many of the most promising young scientists, their ideas and a myriad of potentially life-changing scientific breakthroughs will vanish into oblivion.
Paul Marinec, PhD; University of California San Francisco