Awards presented at the 2014 Advocacy Forum

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award is an annual award bestowed upon public officials who have made a significant policy contribution to advancements in research and enhanced care and support for people with Alzheimer's disease.

2014 recipient: Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

Past recipients

2013 Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
2012 Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. (TX) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI)


Ronald and Nancy Reagan Award

This honor is reserved for those who make significant advancements in Alzheimer's research.

2014 recipient: Dr. Francis Collins, director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Past recipients

2013 Dr. Russell Katz, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
2012 Col. Karl E. Friedl, Ph.D., Director U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC)
2011 Michael W. Weiner, M.D., Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Lead Investigator
2010 Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2009 William E. Klunk M.D., Ph.D. and Chester A. Mathis, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
2008 Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., University of California at Los Angeles
2007 Rudolph B.Tanzi, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
2006 Marilyn S.Albert, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2005 Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
2004 Ronald C. Petersen, Ph.D., M.D., Mayo Clinic


Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award

This honor recognizes an individual, organization or company whose actions have promoted greater understanding of Alzheimer's disease and its effects on diagnosed individuals, families and caregivers.

2014 recipient: Marshall Gelfand, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns and The Judy Fund

Past recipients

2013 James Keach and Trevor Albert, filmmakers
2012 Pat Summit, Head Coach Emeritus
University of Tennessee
2011 Karen Skelton, Olivia Morgan, Roberta Hollander and Rebecca Beland, The Shriver Report
Editorial Team
2010 Terry Moran
2009 The Honorable John D.Rockefeller IV &
Mrs. Sharon Percy Rockefeller
2008 The Honorable Mask R. Warner
2007 Princess Yasmin Aga Khan
2006 Coach Frank Broyles
2005 Meryl Comer
2004 RADM Donald "Mac"Showen, USN (ret)


Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award

This award is presented annually to an extraordinary Alzheimer's advocate who has shown outstanding leadership.

2014 recipient: Mary Gerard

Past recipients

2013 Ron Grant
2012 Garrett Davis
2011 Laura Jones
2010 Bob Thomas
2009 Bernard Poskus
2008 Judy Buchanan
2007 Jane Ochrymowycz


Chairman's Award

Presented in recognition of leadership in Alzheimer's disease advocacy.

Past recipients

2013 Former Congressman Dennis Moore


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