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    Congratulations to the Newly Elected AFMR Leaders

    National Council
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    Florence Rothenberg, MS, MD, FACCFlorence
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    Allison Reiss, MDAllison Reiss, MD
    Michael Schivo, MD, MAS Michael Schivo,
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    Vice President of Meetings and Programs
    Mark Stecker, MDMark Stecker, MD
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    Research!America’s 2017 Advocacy Awards
    Call for Nominations: Deadline May 20, 2016

    Do you know an advocate who is ...
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    Nominations are being accepted up to May 20, 2016. Research!America’s Advocacy Awards were established in 1996 by the Board of Directors to honor outstanding advocates for medical, health and scientific research. Recognized individuals and organizations are those whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advancing our nation’s commitment to research.

    Five awards will be presented on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Visit Research!America to view the prestigious list of past award recipients and recap of the 2016 Advocacy Awards Dinner.

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