Research!America honors Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), for her leadership and dedication to cancer research, treatment and prevention
Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research, received Research!America’s 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership on March 14. Foti was honored for her national leadership role in science and public policy, and in particular, for her tireless and effective advocacy for federal funding for cancer research and biomedical science during her long tenure as chief executive officer of the AACR.
The award was presented to Foti at the 16th Annual Advocacy Awards, held in Washington, D.C. The awards dinner attracted nearly 500 leaders from government, industry, academia and health advocacy organizations to recognize Foti and other top medical and health research advocates whose efforts have had an impact on advancing the nation’s contributions to research.
Award benefactors Beverly and Raymond R. Sackler, M.D., emeritus directors of Research!America, are long-standing supporters of medical research. They have sponsored research investigations at more than a dozen leading universities in the United States and abroad through the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for the Arts and Sciences.
Other 2012 Research!America Advocacy Award winners were U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md.; Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN; Scott Johnson, president and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation; Donald Lindberg, M.D., director of the National Library of Medicine; and the Food Allergy Initiative.
Research!America is the nation’s largest nonprofit public education and advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. The annual Research!America Advocacy Awards program was established in 1996 to honor outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research.
John H. Stewart, president and CEO of Purdue Pharma, L.P., presents Dr. Margaret Foti with the Research!America 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award for Sustained National Leadership
Read more from the March 2012 edition of the AACR Cancer Policy Monitor: