AIRI Public Service Award

The AIRI Public Service Award was established in 2000 and is presented each year during the AIRI Annual Meeting.  The award is presented to exemplary leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to biomedical research and a consistent willingness to work with AIRI on issues of mutual interest.  We are pleased to list all receipients to date.
 
  • 2015: Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, NIH Director
  • 2014: Sally J. Rockey, PhD, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2013: Honorable Senator Ed Markey, United States Senate
  • 2012: Joseph Ellis, former Director of the Office of Policy for Extramural Research (OPERA) - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2011: Tony DeCrappeo, President of the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)
  • 2010: Elias Zerhouni, MD, former Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • 2009: William H. Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2008: Shirley M. Malcom, PhD, Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2007: Geoff Grant, Vice President for Research Administration, Partners HealthCare
  • 2006: Joe Palca, Science Correspondent for National Public Radio
  • 2005:‚Äč
    • Honorable Arlen Specter, United States Senate
    • Honorable Thomas Harkin, United States Senate
    • Honorable Michael N. Castle, US House of Representatives
    • Honorable Diana DeGette, US House of Representatives
  • 2004: Vernon J. Ehlers, Ph.D., Michigan Congressman
  • 2003: Honorable Daniel K. Inouye
  • 2002: Ruth Kirschstein, M.D., Former Acting Director, National Institutes of Health
  • 2001: Mary Woolley, Research!America
  • 2000: David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology