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

al 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.


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