2020 ADVOCACY AWARDS BENEFACTORS
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The Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy recognizes exemplary leaders, particularly those in public office, who have shown a long-standing commitment to advancing health research as a national priority and who galvanize others in support of science policy and funding.
The John Edward Porter Legacy Award is awarded to individuals who show outstanding commitment to sustaining the nation’s world-class leadership in medical and health research.
The Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to increasing the level of advocacy for medical, public health or other health-related research in their communities or on a state or national level.
The Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award recognizes those who have provided inspiration and determination in building an outstanding home for research. Eligible candidates for the award are distinguished medical, health, and scientific research administrators, scientists and other leaders who have demonstrated their commitment to and advocacy for research by building an outstanding scientific research institution. Individuals who have substantially revitalized an existing institution are also eligible.
The Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research, established by the Research!America Board of Directors in 2018, recognizes individuals who, throughout their careers have – like Dr. Pardes – demonstrated distinguished leadership and sustained commitment to public engagement and advocacy for research. Individuals selected for this honor will be those who are highly regarded for their ability to communicate the value of research and innovation to a broad array of audiences, and who, by dint of their example and active encouragement, have inspired others to do so.
The Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion is presented annually to a news media representative or citizen who has worked effectively to deliver medical, public health or other health-related research advocacy messages to the public.