Date: October 1st, 2008
Statement from the Alliance for Aging Research on the Death of the Honorable Paul G. Rogers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Alliance for Aging Research is deeply saddened by the death of the Honorable Paul G. Rogers. Congressman Rogers was one of America’s most effective medical research advocates and will be greatly missed.
Congressman Rogers earned his nickname—“Mr. Health”—from his unflagging support of health care and medical research. During his 24-years as a U.S. Representative from Florida, Congressman Rogers served as chair of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment and authored numerous bills to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His many contributions include a 10 year collaboration with the legendary Florence Mahoney leading to the 1974 enactment of the Research in Aging Act which created the National Institute on Aging.
“We are profoundly grateful for Congressman Roger’s dedication to public health and medical research. He touched countless lives for the better during his remarkable life, with his devotion to scientific progress and his deep compassion for people around the world. His contributions will continue to inspire and energize others to advance science so as to enhance lives. His personal warmth, encouragement and friendship will be remembered but deeply missed,” said Daniel Perry, Executive Director of the Alliance for Aging Research.
Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research is a nonprofit, independent organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of aging Americans through public and private funding of medical research and geriatric education. The Alliance combines the interest of top scientists, public officials, business executives, and foundation leaders to promote a greater national investment in research and new technologies that will prepare our nation for the coming senior boom, and improve the quality of life for today’s older generation.