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May 6, 2013

GEN Congressional Hall of Fame

Biomedical research has friends in high places. Meet them.

GEN Congressional Hall of Fame

Many of the Congresspeople honored for their support for research spending either play leadership roles in their chambers, or hold key positions of influence on committees that consider research funding legislation. [© Stephen Finn - Fotolia.com]

  • House of Representatives (continued)

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
    D-FL

    AACI, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2012;
    AACR, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2011

    Rep. Fred Upton
    R-MI

    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2011

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen
    D-MD

    AACR, invited to address Rally for Medical Research, 2013;
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2007

    Rep. David Wu
    D-OR

    APS, George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award, 2010

    Rep. C.W. Bill Young

    D-FL
    AACI, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2011

  • Senate

    Sen. Sherrod Brown
    D-OH

    AACR, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2012
    AACI and Cancer Center Administrators Forum, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2010
    American Society of Hematology (ASH), Public Service Award, 2010

    Sen. Richard Burr
    R-NC

    Research!America, Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy, 2013
    National Down Syndrome Society, Champion of Change, 2013

    Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin
    D-MD

    UMR, public praise for introducing amendment to raise NIH funding in FY 2014 Budget Resolution, 2013
    UMR, Profile of Promise, 2011

    Sen. Bob Casey
    D-PA

    Research!America Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy winner 2013
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2011
    UMR, Profile of Promise, 2011
    ASH, Public Service Award, 2011

    Sen. Susan Collins
    R-ME

    Alzheimer’s Association, Humanitarian Award, 2011
    American Diabetes Association, National Public Policy Leadership Award, 2000
    American Diabetes Association, Legislator of the Year, 1999

    Sen. Richard J. Durbin
    D-IL

    UMR, public praise for introducing amendment to raise NIH funding in FY 2014 Budget Resolution, 2013
    Research!America, Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy, 2011
    American Medical Association, Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, 2001
    American Public Health Association, Legislator of the Year, 1999

    Sen. Al Franken
    D-MN

    Arthritis Foundation, Advocacy Leadership Award, 2013

    Sen. Kay Hagan
    D-NC

    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2012

    Sen. Tom Harkin
    D-IA

    Alzheimer’s Association, Humanitarian Award, 2013
    AACR, Award for Distinguished Service and Global Impact in Cancer and Biomedical Research, 2012
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Coalition, Congressional Champion Award, 2011
    UMR, Profile of Promise, 2011
    Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award, 2011
    Friends of the National Library of Medicine, Excellence in Public Leadership Award, 2008
    The Science Coalition, Champion of Science, 2002
    Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Public Service Award, 1999

    Sen. Orrin Hatch
    R-UT

    Utah Technology Leaders for Senator Hatch, endorsement, 2012
    Research!America, Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy, 2007
    Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Congressional Leadership Award, 2002

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar
    D-MN

    ASH, Public Service Award, 2012

    Sen. Pat Leahy
    D-VT

    Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, reform of U.S. Patent law, enacted by President Obama, 2011
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2011

    Sen. Robert Menendez
    D-NJ

    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2013
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2012
    BioNJ, Public Service Award, 2011
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2010

    Sen. Mitch McConnell
    R-KY

    Alzheimer’s Association, Humanitarian Award, 2013

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski
    D-MD

    UMR, public praise for introducing amendment to raise NIH funding in FY 2014 Budget Resolution, 2013
    Research!America Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy winner 2012
    Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, public praise for resolution urging the U.S. Postal Service to issue a stamp to fund Alzheimer’s disease research at NIH, 2011
    BIO, Legislator of the Year, 2010
    ISTSS, Public Advocacy Award, 2007
    National Breast Cancer Coalition, Certificate of Excellence, 2005
    Foundation for National Institutes of Health, Recognition for Commitment to Biomedical Research & the Human Genome Project, 2003
    Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Connie Mack Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2003
    APS, George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award, 2001
    NIH Office of Research on Women's Health, Visionary for Women's Health Award, 2000
    The Science Coalition, Champion of Science, 2000
    Neurofibromatosis, Certificate of Appreciation for Continuous Support of Neurofibromatosis Research, 2000
    American Heart Association, Award of Appreciation, 1999

    Sen. Jerry Moran
    R-KS

    UMR, public praise for introducing amendment to raise NIH funding in FY 2014 Budget Resolution, 2013;
    AACI, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2012
    One Voice Against Cancer, Congressional Cancer Champion, 2012
    AACR, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2011

    Sen. Pat Roberts
    R-KS

    Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Rx Safety and Healthcare Leadership Award, 2011
    The Science Coalition, Champion of Science, 2002

    Sen. Richard Shelby
    R-AL

    AACR, Distinguished Public Service Award, 2012;
    UMR, Profile of Promise, 2011

    Sen. Debbie Stabenow
    D-MI

    Alzheimer’s Association, Humanitarian Award, 2012

    Sen. Mark Udall
    D-CO

    American Physical Society (APS), George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award, 2012
    The Science Coalition, Champion of Science, 2003


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