2013 Advocacy Awards photos
Highlights of Research!America's 2013 Advocacy Awards
Below are scenes from Research!America's 17th Annual Advocacy Awards, held March 13, 2013, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in downtown Washington, DC. Click here for the press release on the 2013 Advocacy Awards.
Click here to read the full text of the speech by Research!America Chair John Edward Porter.
Sen. Richard R. Burr (R-NC) spoke after receiveing the 2013 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) was the co-recipient of the 2013 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy.
NPR talk show host Diane Rehm was awarded the 2013 Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion.
Research!America's chair, The Honorable John Edward Porter, and Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley pose for a photo prior to the 2013 Advocacy Awards.
The 2013 Advocacy Awards dinner was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. More than 350 people attended the event, representing academia, business, government and other sectors.
Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley addresses the crowd at the 2013 Advocacy Awards dinner.
Victor Dzau, MD — chancellor for health affairs at Duke University, president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, and a Research!America Board member — presented the 2013 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).
Harvey Lodish, PhD, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, presents the 2013 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy to Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).
Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association, presented the 2013 Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award to John Crowley, chairman and CEO, Amicus Therapeutics.
John Mendelsohn, MD, left, director of the Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the 2013 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award from Mara Hutton and G. Thompson Hutton, Esq.
Joseph Feczko, MD, a member of Research!America's Board, presented the 2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership to Mark Rosenberg, MD, president and CEO of The Task Force for Global Health.
Diane Rehm, author and host of NPR's "The Diane Rehm Show," received the 2013 Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion from Alan Leshner, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Research!America Board member.
The Honorable Mike Castle, Research!America Board Vice Chair, presenting the Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award to Jonathan Thomas, PhD, Chair, The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
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