2020 Advocacy Awards

As Research!America prepares for our 24th Advocacy Awards Dinner , we want readers to learn more about our award recipients. We are continuing our Tuesday series leading up to the March 11 event. Please meet Dr. Paul Offit, co-recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award. Paul A.Offit MD Professor of Pediatrics, Children's' Hospital of Philadelphia When did you know you were an advocate for scientific research and innovation? I chose to go into pediatrics because of my love of children. The reason for that passion was that I was in a polio ward when I was five years old in the mid-1950s. It was at a time when there was only one visiting hour a week with maybe a...
As Research!America prepares for our 24th Advocacy Awards Dinner , we want readers to learn more about our award recipients. We are continuing our Tuesday series leading up to the March 11 event. Please meet Mary Fogarty McAndrew, recipient of the Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award . Mary Fogarty McAndrew Chair, John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities When did you know you were an advocate for scientific research and innovation? I watched my Dad work for 16 years as Chairman of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee then known as Labor, Health, Education and Welfare, with his ranking member and dear friend, Melvin Laird, as they worked...
Dear Research Advocate: As 2020 begins, you no doubt have made personal and professional resolutions. How could you not? With information concerning exercise , diet , and smoking cessation flooding our screens, one feels almost left out if not pledging improvement. (The links above are to evidence-based sources only; not current reality, but hope springs eternal). Here are a few advocacy resolutions to consider: Resolution1: Celebrate your successes! Members of the Research!America Alliance have much to be proud of and grateful for as we look back at 2019. Individually and collectively, day in and day out, we spoke out: we made the case for raising the budget caps, boosting science funding...
The fall 2019 edition of Research!America's newsletter, the Research Advocate, is now online ! Among the articles in this issue: Advocacy Award Recipients Announced The 24th annual Research!America Advocacy Awards, to be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2020, brings together leaders from government, industry, academia, patient groups, scientific societies, independent research institutes, and health advocacy organizations to honor exceptional advocates for research. Earlier this month, Research!America announced the first round of recipients for many of the awards. Bruce M. Alberts, PhD , former president (1993-2005) of the National Academy of...

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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