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.
Sunday, December 9, from 6pm to 8pm
404 10th Ave @ 33rd St
New York City
Cocktail reception followed by awards ceremony
Honorary Co-Chairs
Scott Campbell
Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation
Honorable Thomas K. Duane
New York State Senator

Event Chairs
Peter Staley
TAG Co-Founder and Founder of AIDSMeds.com
Joy A. Tomchin
Long-time activist, realtor, and Executive Producer of How to Survive a Plague

Hosted by
Jenna Wolfe
News Anchor on NBC’s TODAY

Host Committee

Jim Aquino and Bob Bronzo

William Berger and Stephen Miller

Larry Chanen and Jack Burkhalter

George Cominskie and John Turner

David Corkery

John Duane

Breken and Carter Elwood-Etherington

Joy Episalla and Carrie Yamaoka

M. Lee Garrison

Kevin and Neil Goetz

Kenneth Goody

Barry Goralnick and Keith Gordon

Dr. Trip Gulick and Tom Beckett

Mark Harrington

Barbara Hughes and Andrea Benzacar

Kevin Jennings and Jeff Davis

Rev. Charles King

Dr. Mathilde Krim

Richard Lynn and Joseph Evall

Alby P. Maccarone, Jr.

Robert Monteleone

Laura Morrison

Austin Noto

Mark O’Donnell and James E. McGreevey

Jason Osher and Richard Schubel

Earl L. Plante

Frank Rappa

David C. Rich

David Sigal and Brad Hoylman

Bruce Schackman and Ed Sikov

Jane Silver

Whitney M. Sogol

Monte Steinman

Antonio Strazzullo

Anthony Zisa

Honorees
Dr. Françoise Barré-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's Global Scientific Strategy: "Towards an HIV Cure”.
Presented by Mark Harrington, Executive Director of 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.
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.
Presented by Chelsea Clinton

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.
Presented by Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation

Sponsorships
GOLD
Joy A. Tomchin
Wells Fargo Bank

SILVER
Timothy Callis
Eileen Cohen
Mark Emerson Collins, Esq.
Nicholas Debs
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Joy Episalla and Carrie Yamaoka
Barbara Hughes and Andrea Benzacar
Richard Lynn and Joseph Evall
Alby P. Maccarone, Jr.
Robert Monteleone
Fraser ‘Skip’ Mooney
David C. Rich
Marvin Shulman
David Sigal and Brad Hoylman

BRONZE
Bristol-Myers Squibb
David Corkery
Janssen Therapeutics
Ellen and Gerald Sigal

CHAMPION
Benjamin, Christine, and Darius Anagnos
Tim and Mary Casey
The Corkery Group
Breken and Carter Elwood-Etherington
M. Lee Garrison
Kevin and Neil Goetz
Robert McLain and Alberto Blanquel
Jason Osher and Richard Schubel
Rabin Martin
Frank Rappa
James Saakvitne and D

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