Navigation Links
Research!America honors leading health research advocates
Date:3/14/2012

WASHINGTONMarch 14, 2012Research!America will honor some of our nation's foremost medical and health research advocates at the 16th Annual Advocacy Awards tonight at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. The awards dinner attracts nearly 500 leaders from government, industry, academia and health advocacy organizations to recognize top medical and health research advocates, who have made an impact in advancing the nation's commitment toward research.

This year's Advocacy Award Winners are: U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent, CNN; Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.), CEO, American Association for Cancer Research; Scott Johnson, president and founder, Myelin Repair Foundation; Donald Lindberg, MD, director, National Library of Medicine; and the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI).

"This year's award recipients champion health and scientific research through their leadership in innovation, education and commitment to serving the public," said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. "They have made a tremendous difference in building awareness of the health and economic benefits of medical research and influencing public policy."

U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) will receive the 2012 Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for her leadership and support for medical research, public health and prevention, regulatory science, and the physical sciences, as well as her support for research as a force for economic competitiveness.

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (h.c.), CEO of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), will be honored with Research!America's 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership for shaping AACR's leadership role in science policy and for her effective advocacy for federal research funding during her notable tenure as the CEO of AACR.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the Emmy-Award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, will receive Research!America's 2012 Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion for providing context and clarity in complex medical and health stories and for shining a light on the importance of medical and health research.

Entrepreneur, business strategist, and patient advocate Scott Johnson, president and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF), will receive Research!America's 2012 Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award for creating a new research and development model at MRF to more rapidly deliver treatments to patients with chronic diseases, and for raising the visibility of research for neurological diseases.

Donald Lindberg, MD, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and former director of the White House High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) Program, will receive Research!America's 2012 Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award for pioneering the application of computer technology to medicine and for his contributions to information and computer activities in medical diagnosis, artificial intelligence and educational programs. The Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award is part of a five-year commitment in recognizing those who have provided inspiration and determination in building an outstanding home for research.

The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) will receive Research!America's 2012 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award for advancing food allergy research, increasing federal research funding and creating safer environments for people with food allergies.


'/>"/>

Contact: Angie Antonopoulos
aantonopoulos@researchamerica.org
571-482-2737
Research!America
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Research!America Chair John Edward Porter says health research and prevention fared well in 2011
2. Research!America urges Congress: Support medical research in 2012 budget
3. Research!America releases vaccines fact sheet
4. Gladstones Robert Mahley to receive Research!America advocacy award
5. The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education honors new officers, fellow, awardees
6. Georgia Bio honors biotech company that enables stroke care
7. Huntsman Cancer Institute awarded top honors as cancer imaging facility
8. ASH honors Senator Robert Casey and patient advocate Marie Arturi with 2011 Public Service Awards
9. AMIA honors Regenstrief Institutes President and CEO with 2011 Morris F. Collen Award
10. ARRO honors 39 with Educator of the Year Award
11. White House honors editor of American Chemical Society journal and 2 ACS members
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of ... award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , ... Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... --  Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ), ... today that it was added to the Russell Microcap ... set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June ... for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert Clarke ... in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: