Watch backstage interviews with Research!America’s 2014 Advocacy Award winners talking about the importance of medical and health research to improve health and save lives.
“You don’t have to be a scientist in order to move mountains. People can advocate by running road races, by volunteering, by working towards legislation, it’s all essential, the science and all the rest of it. That’s the only way we are going to get to a point where we have a healthier nation in the future and it is doable,” said Leslie Gordon, MD, PhD, medical director of the Progeria Research Foundation, winner of the 2014 Paul G. Rogers Distinguished Organization Advocacy Award. The other winners — Dr. Leroy Hood, Dr. Reed Tuckson, Kathy Giusti, Glenn Close, Reps. Frank Wolf and Chaka Fattah — also describe why it’s important for policy makers and the public to champion medical innovation.
The deadline for nominations for Research!America’s 2015 Advocacy Awards is May 23, 2014. Click here to submit nominations.