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The Stem Cell Action Awards recognize the dedicated individuals and organizations that positively impact the cause of stem cell research. GPI will honor the stem cell community’s top innovators, leaders, and champions at the 2012 Stem Cell Action Awards Dinner. GPI will recognize the organizations and individuals who have had the most positive impact on the stem cell community.
Leadership Award: Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon is the co-founder and CEO of The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), which was established in 2005 to accelerate cures through stem cell research. Under her leadership, NYSCF is supporting over 100 leading researchers at top laboratories around the world including NYSCF's own laboratories. She has raised approximately $100 million in the quest for cures and enabled important global research initiatives.
Media Integrity Award: "60 Minutes"
CBS News' "60 Minutes" has provided an invaluable contribution to public awareness exposing risks and rip-offs foisted upon vulnerable patients and their families. The two-part "21st Century Snake Oil" investigation of offshore clinics making outrageous claims and luring desperate patients to undertake dubious, possibly dangerous, unproven "treatments," has educated the public and launched investigations by both the FDA and FBI.
National Advocacy Award: Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
With more than 120 members, the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is a Washington, DC-based multi-stakeholder advocacy organization that develops and advocates for legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate research and commercialization of regenerative medicine products.
Public Outreach & Education Award: Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures
The grassroots Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures (NCLC) includes business, education, community leaders and citizens who support stem cell research in Nebraska. The NCLC is recognized as one of the best-organized and effective grassroots advocacy groups in the United States.
Inspiration Award: Sabrina Cohen
Sabrina Cohen leads the Sabrina Cohen Foundation (SCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a global network of top scientists and clinicians in the field of Regenerative Medicine. Sabrina endured a severe spinal cord injury in 1992 at the age of 14 in a car accident. With her magnetic personality, she has become a national advocate for stem cell research and a mentor to many affected by paralysis. Recently named a SELF magazine 2012 "Women Doing Good" Honoree, Sabrina has been featured in many media outlets, including CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently NBC's Today show.
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