2021 Advocacy Awards

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Eastern time

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On May 13, 2021, Research!America will host the 25th anniversary of our annual Advocacy Awards, a 2-hour virtual event recognizing individuals and organizations whose commitment to science, technology and public health has contributed to societal progress in profoundly important ways.

The 2021 event marks the 25th anniversary of the Research!America Advocacy Awards and offers an opportunity, at an unprecedented time, to acknowledge and honor the powerful research and innovation deployed against past, ongoing, and future threats and opportunities bearing on the future of our nation and the global community.

Award-winning journalist Lester Holt, Anchor of “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC,” will open the event with a special introduction. Oprah Winfrey, global media leader, will join Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and recipient of the Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Award, for an exclusive interview. Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, will contribute remarks and close the broadcast with a special performance with world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming.

Research!America is also pleased to welcome special guests The Honorable Fred Upton (R-MI), The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA), and The Honorable Kweisi Mfume (D-MD).

Amidst the darkness that the pandemic has brought around the world, these awardees represent a bright light, not only because of their accomplishments and perseverance but because they instill the hope we all so desperately need in this moment.





Questions about accessing the Awards broadcast? Contact us at awards@researchamerica.org(link sends e-mail) or 703-739-3577 x0. 

Media Contacts

Tim Haynes
Senior Director of Communications 

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