Advocacy Awards Dinner

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Leaders in medical and health research advocacy whose commitment to scientific progress continues to transform lives of individuals worldwide will be honored at Research!America’s Advocacy Awards Dinner on March 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C., at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

Distinguished leaders in government, patient advocacy, scientific societies, independent research institutes, industry and academia will pay special tribute to the honorees who are widely known for their contributions to cutting-edge research, public health, legislative achievements, and much more.

Join us for an evening of honoring the passion and purpose of outstanding research advocacy leaders in our nation’s scientific community.

Date: March 11, 2020

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

1301 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC 20240


Grand Reception: 5:45 p.m.

Dinner and Program To Follow

Research!America's Advocacy Awards Dinner

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. We recognize individuals and organizations whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation's commitment to research. A list of our past Advocacy Award winners is available here. To learn more about supporting the Advocacy Awards, contact Katie Goode at

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