2012 Advocacy Awards
2012Research!America, Advocacy Awards Dinner
March14, 2012, Washington, DC
The annual Research!America Advocacy Awards program was established in 1996 by the board of directors to honor outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research. Recognized individuals and organizations are those whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation’s commitment to research.
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2012 Advocacy Award Winners and Benefactors
Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy
Co-Benefactors: Whitehead Charitable Foundation and Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion
Benefactor: Rosenfeld Heart Foundation
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership
Benefactors: Raymond R. Sackler, MD, and Beverly Sackler
Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.), CEO of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will be honored for carving out a leadership role for AACR in the science policy arena and for her effective advocacy for federal research funding in her notable tenure as the CEO of AACR.
Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award
Benefactor: HoganLovells USLLP
The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) will be honored for its pioneering role in advancing food allergy research, including successful advocacy campaigns that have led to a significant increase in federal research funding and to federal and local legislation that creates safer environments for people with food allergies.
Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award
Benefactors: Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation
Scott Johnson, president and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation, willbe honoredfor his leadership in founding MRF, for implementing a new model at MRF to more rapidly deliver treatments to patients with chronic diseases, and for raising the visibility of research for neurological diseases.
Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award
Benefactor: The Geoffrey Beene Foundation
Donald Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and former director of the White House High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program, will be honored for pioneering the application of computer technology to medicine which has revolutionized healthcare.
G. Thompson Hutton
Grand Reception Host
- Allen Institute for Brain Science
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Association of American Cancer Institutes
- Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists
- Constellation Energy
- Cryer Health/Vitality Communications
- Endo Pharmaceuticals
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Evan Jones
- The Leukemia& Lymphoma Society
- March of DimesFoundation
- Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhDand Chuck Craft
- Myelin Repair Foundation
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Stanford University School of Medicine
- Van Andel Research Institute
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine