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Photos: The Nation's Leading Scientists and Top Rock Stars Shine a Spotlight on the Promise of Medical Research
Date:5/22/2009

Along with Sheryl Crow, ROCK S.O.S. features Grammy-nominated Josh Groban, hip hop artist and X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Will-i-am, Aerosmith's Joe Perry and multi-Platinum seller, Seal. Featured researchers include:

  • Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, former Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Harold Varmus, MD, Nobel Prize winner for discovery of cancer genes, former director of the National Institutes of Health, and advisor to President Obama and Gates Foundation (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, global expert on HIV/AIDS and key advisor to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on infectious diseases and global health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health)
  • David B. Agus, MD, leading researcher and entrepreneur in personalized medicine for major diseases like cancer (University of Southern California)
  • Rudy Tanzi, PhD, discoverer of major new genes related to Alzheimer's (Harvard Medical School)
  • Eric J. Topol, MD, pioneer in genomics-based cardiology (Scripps Translational Science Institute)
  • Ron Petersen, MD, clinician, Alzheimer's investigator; President Ronald Reagan's personal physician (Mayo Clinic)
  • Steven T. DeKosky, MD, pioneer in early detection of Alzheimer's (University of Virginia School of Medicine)
  • Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, researcher developing drugs for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's (Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center)
  • Dale Schenk, PhD, inventor of the vaccination approach for the treatment of Alzheimer's (Elan Pharmac
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