2008 Advocacy Awards Gala Chairs

12th Annual Advocacy Awards Gala Honorary Chairs

Joanne G. Angle, Association for Research in Vision &. Ophthalmology

Arden Bement, Jr., PhD

Edward J. Benz, Jr., MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Claudette D. Beyer, Heat Transfer Research, Inc.

Robert J. Birgeneau, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, MD, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

William R. Brinkley, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

David & Denise Bunning, The Food Allergy Project, Inc.

The Honorable Michael Capuano

Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Richard T. Clark, Merck & Co., Inc.

Victor Dzau, MD, Duke University Medical Center

Robert Essner, Wyeth

Eddie Evans, sanofi-aventis

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein

Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

Kevin R. Frost, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Philip Frost, MD, TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dennis P. Gillings, PhD, Quintiles Transnational Corp.

Gary Gottlieb, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Andrew M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Vartan Gregorian, PhD, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Fred Hassan, Schering-Plough

Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, Children's Memorial Research Center, Chicago

The Honorable Johnny Isakson

Harry Johns, Alzheimer's Association

Evan Jones, Evan & Cindy Jones Foundation

James F. Jorkasky, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

Susan A. Kelly, PhD, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Darrell G. Kirch, MD, Association of American Medical Colleges

Debra R. Lappin, JD, B&D Consulting

John M. Lee, MD, PhD, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Gerald S. Levey, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

John M. Maraganore, PhD, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

The Honorable Jim McDermott

Liza Minnelli

William D. Novelli, AARP

Robert Parkinson, Baxter International

William A. Peck, MD, Washington University in St. Louis Center for Health Policy

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, Emory University

John R. Seffrin, PhD, American Cancer Society

Larry J. Shapiro, MD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

The Honorable Louis Stokes, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

The Honorable Billy Tauzin, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Christopher A. Viehbacher, GlaxoSmithKline

M. Cass Wheeler, American Heart Association

Miles D. White, Abbott

Tadataka Yamada, MD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Elias Zerhouni, MD, National Institutes of Health

Anthony P. Zook, AstraZeneca US

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