Past Advocacy Award Winners

Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award                    

2019    Susan Hockfield, PhD
2018    Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD        
2017    Leland H. Hartwell, PhD         
2016    John H. Noseworthy, MD       
2015    David Van Andel and George Vande Woude, PhD    
2014    Leroy Hood, MD, PhD
2013    John Mendelsohn, MD
2012    Donald A. B. Lindberg, MD   

Builders of Science Award                
(Predecessor of Geoffrey Beene Foundation Builders of Science Award)                  

2011    Dean Kamen   
2010    Robert W. Mahley, MD, PhD  
2009    David Baltimore, PhD 
2008    Richard A. Lerner, MD           
2007    Michael S. Brown, MD; Joseph L. Goldstein, MD; and Donald W. Seldin, MD          

Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award                

2019    Denny Sanford           
2018    Shari and Garen Staglin          
2017    Joseph Biden  
2016    Trish (deceased) and George Vradenburg       
2015    Michael Milken           
2014    Kathy Giusti   
2013    John F. Crowley         
2012    Scott Johnson 
2011    Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg   
2010    Robert Klein II, JD     
2009    James E. Stowers (deceased)and Virginia G. Stowers 
2008    Pat Furlong     
2007    Susan Axelrod

Exceptional Contributions as a Volunteer Advocate for Medical or Other Health-Related Research        
(Predecessor of Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award)             

2006    Gordon Gund 
2005    Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker           
2004    Ellen V. Sigal, PhD     
2003    Wendy Chaite, Esq.    
2002    Constance E. Lieber (deceased)          
2001    Joan I. Samuelson       
2000    David (deceased) and Lynn Frohnmayer        
1999    Tenley E. Albright, MD          
1998    John Z. Aquilino (deceased)and John D. Aquilino     
1998    Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff   
1998    S. Robert Levine, MD and Leah Mullin          
1997    Sharon Monsky (deceased)     

The Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research                      

2019    David R. Williams, PhD          

Research!America Advocacy Award for Sustained National Leadership                   

(Predecessor of The Herbert Pardes Family Award for National Leadership in Advocacy for Research)                   

2018    Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD         

Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award For Sustained National Leadership                 
(Predecessor of Research!America Advocacy Award for Sustained National Leadership)                 

2017    Phillip A. Sharp, PhD  
2016    Robert Langer, Sc.D.  
2015    Kenneth Olden, PhD   
2014    Reed Tuckson, MD     
2013    Mark L. Rosenberg, MD         
2012    Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.)
2011    J. Michael Bishop, MD           
2010    Ann Lurie       
2009    C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD (deceased)
2008    William Foege, MD, MPH       
2007    David Satcher, MD, PhD        
2006    Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN       
2005    Judah Folkman, MD (deceased)         

Sustained Leadership at the National Level                
(Predecessor of Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership)               

2004    Eric S. Lander, PhD    
2003    Paul Berg, PhD

2002    Robert N. Butler, MD (deceased)        
2001    Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD     
2000    Roscoe Robinson, MD (deceased)      
1999    Margaret E. Mahoney (deceased)        

Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion                    

2019    Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil      
2018    Atul Gawande, MD, MPH       
2017    Kathy Bates    
2016    Lisa Paulsen and The Entertainment Industry Foundation      
2015    Robin Roberts 
2014    Glenn Close, Jessie Close and Calen Pick       
2013    Diane Rehm    
2012    Sanjay Gupta, MD      
2011    Charlie Rose   
2010    G. Thompson Hutton, Esq.     
2009    Bob Woodruff
2008    Hon. Arnold Schwarzenegger 
2007    Mike Wallace (deceased)        
2006    Sam Donaldson          
2005    Marlo Thomas
2004    Scott Hamilton
2003    Michael J. Fox
2002    Jerry Lewis (deceased)

Impact on Public Opinion Through The Media                 
(Predecessor of Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion)                  

2001    Isadore Rosenfeld, MD (deceased)     
2000    James Redford
1999    Katie Couric   
1998    Morton Kondracke     
1997    Benjamin Reeve         

The John Edward Porter Legacy Award, generously supported by Ann Lurie           
(Awardee Selection Reserved to Research!America Board of Directors)                    

2019    Hon. Louis W. Sullivan, MD  

Legacy Award            
(Predecessor of The John Edward Porter Legacy Award, generously supported by Ann Lurie)                      

2018    Hon. John Edward Porter        
2017    Anthony M. Fauci, MD           
2016    Harold Varmus, MD   
2009    Hon. Arlen Specter (deceased)
2006    Nancy Reagan (deceased)       
2003    Hon. George W. Bush 

Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award            

2019    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation     
2018    EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases        
2017    Lupus Foundation of America
2016    The ALS Association  
2015    Society for Neuroscience (SfN)          
2014    Progeria Research Foundation
2013    California Institute for Regenerative Medicine           
2012    The Food Allergy Initiative     
2011    Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)  
2010    March of Dimes          
2009    Genetic Alliance         
2008    amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research  
2007    Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR)           

Organization That Has Distinguished Itself By Its Advocacy     
(Predecessor of Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award)                      

2006    Center for Advancing Health  
2005    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) 
2004    The American Society for Microbiology         
2003    The American Society for Cell Biology          
2002    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
2001    Society for Women's Health Research
2000    Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding
1999    North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)        
1998    Connecticut United for Research Excellence, Inc. (CURE)    

Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy           
(Awardee Selection Reserved to Research!America Board of Directors)                    

2019    Hon. Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) and Hon. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)     
2018    Hon. Susan Collins (R-ME)    
2017    Hon. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)           
2016    Hon. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Hon. Tom Cole (R-OK)
2015    Hon. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Hon. Diana DeGette (D-CO)     
2014    Hon. Frank Wolf (R-VA)        
2013    Hon. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Hon.. Bob Casey (D-PA)       
2012    Hon. Barbara A. Mikulski       
2011    Hon. Richard J. Durbin           
2010    Hon. David R. Obey   
2009    Hon. Nancy Pelosi      
2008    Hon. Edward Kennedy (deceased)     
2007    Hon. Orrin G. Hatch   
2006    Hon. Michael N. Castle and Hon. Diana DeGette       
2005    Hon. Paul G. Rogers (deceased)         
2004    Hon. Bob Michel (deceased)  
2003    Hon. Connie Mack     
2002    Hon. Tom Harkin       
2001    Hon. Ted Stevens (deceased) and Hon. C.W. Bill Young (deceased) 
2000    Hon. John Edward Porter and Hon. Arlen Specter (deceased)
1999    Hon. Mark O. Hatfield (deceased)      

Special Awards                       

Lifetime Achievement as an Advocate for Medical Research 

1998    Michael E. DeBakey, MD (deceased)
1997    William G. Anlyan, MD (deceased)                      

Special Recognition for Research Advocacy  

2000    Patty Wood (deceased)and the Washington Association for Biomedical Research
1998    Gertrude Quigley (deceased)
1997    Ellen Levine

Inspiration, Empowerment, and Advocacy for Health

2000    PARADE Magazine - Walter Anderson

 

 

 

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