Leaders in research advocacy spanning basic research, health care delivery, public policy, the entertainment industry and grassroots activism will be honored at Research!America’s 20th Annual Advocacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 16. This year’s awardees, whose advocacy efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation’s commitment to research, include: Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representative Tom Cole (R-OK); Harold Varmus, M.D., Lewis Thomas University professor, Weill Cornell Medicine and Nobel Laureate; John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic; Trish and George Vradenburg, co-founders, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2); Robert Langer, Sc.D., David H. Koch Institute professor, MIT; The ALS Association; and Lisa Paulsen and The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).The dinner will be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
Prior to the awards dinner, Research!America will hold its 27th Annual Meeting of Members at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The meeting will feature guest speakers senior Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN); Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert Califf, M.D.; and Lorri Carey, ALS Association patient advocate. To register for the Annual Meeting, click here.
For more information about the 2016 Advocacy Awards and to register, click here.