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Research in Action Awards - TAG's 20th Anniversary
Sunday Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm-8:00pm in New York
TAG's annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) honors activists, scientists, philanthropists, and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions in the fight against AIDS. RIAA is a fundraiser to support TAG’s programs, and provides a forum to honor heroes of the epidemic. This year marks the 20th anniversary of TAG’s founding, which will make this Research in Action Awards a very special celebration. Tkts & info @ www.treatmentactiongroup.org/riaa

Hosted by: JENNA WOLFE: weekend anchor on NBC’s Today Show & MEREDITH VIEIRA: Dateline NBC and Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Honorees include:

DR. FRANCOISE BARRE-SINOUSSI
The virologist who discovered HIV in 1982 and won the Nobel Prize for it in 2008, now President of the International AIDS Society, who has authored hundreds of scientific publications and is leading the IAS ‘Global Scientific Strategy – Towards an HIV-1 Cure”. Award Presented by Mark Harrington, Executive Director of the Treatment Action Group

JON COHEN
AIDS journalist for Science magazine and author of Shots in the Dark, a stirring and thorough account of the search for an AIDS cure in the earlier days of the epidemic that still serves as a wake-up call for the work that must be done to finally end AIDS. Award Presented by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Mark Schoofs

DR. PAUL FARMER
A co-founder of Partners in Health and chairman of Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine whose vision and leadership were critical to the movement to make AIDS treatments available to those in the developing world. His work was heralded in Tracy Kidder’s hugely popular Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.
Award Presented by TBA

JUDITH LIGHT
Emmy Award-winning and 2012 Tony Award-winning actress, is renowned for her dynamic involvement as an advocate and spokesperson for human rights. Her efforts as an LGBT rights activist have been awarded by GLAAD, HRC, Lambda Legal and the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and her extraordinary commitment as an HIV/AIDS activist includes participation with the True Colors Fund and Board membership serving the CDC’s Business Responds to AIDS and the Ryan White Foundation. Award Presented by Scott P. Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation

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