Nominations for the 2012 Advocacy Awards are now closed.
Advocacy Awards Dinner
March 15, 2011
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.Download a fact sheet about Research!America's 15th annual Advocacy Awards(PDF).
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We Thank Our Corporate Host
We Thank Our Principal Partner
We Thank Our Tribute Reception Sponsor
Jack Watters, MD
2011 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
J. Michael Bishop, MD, Nobel laureate and University of California, San Francisco chancellor emeritus, was honored for his decades of advocacy for medical research and public education about science.
Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award
Benefactor: Hogan Lovells US LLP
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) was recognized for its innovative public education and partnerships for traumatic brain injury research.
Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award
Benefactors: Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was honored for his national and global influence in promoting public health and prevention research.
Builders of Science Award
inventor and physicist, was honored for creating private-sector models of innovation leading to such break-through medical devices as the portable insulin pump, portable dialysis machine and a revolutionary
robotic arm for amputees.
Tribute Reception Sponsor
Jeanne and Sanford Robertson
Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD
Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Rosenfeld Heart Foundation
Dr. Raymond R. and Beverly Sackler
Whitehead Charitable Foundation
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research