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Alliance for Aging Research Announces 2020 Heroes in Health Honorees

Published August 18, 2020

2020 heroes in health logo.

WASHINGTON, August 18, 2020 –The Alliance for Aging Research is thrilled to announce the 2020 Heroes in Health honorees! We are pleased to consider the below 2020 honorees as our partners in healthy aging:

Claude Pepper Award for Advancing Healthy Aging:

The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ)
United States House of Representatives

Distinguished Public Service Award:

The Honorable Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL)
United States House of Representatives

Excellence in Leadership for Older Adults Award:

The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.
62nd Governor of the State of Maryland

Silver Innovator Award:

Reverend Dr. Derrick C. DeWitt Sr.
Chief Financial Officer, Maryland Baptist Aged Home

Daniel Perry Founder’s Award:

Jack M. Guralnik, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Perennial Hero Award:

Geri and Jim Taylor
Advocates for Alzheimer’s disease research, care, and patient support

Champion of Science Award:

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Join these prestigious honorees, the Alliance, and our friends and family at the virtual 27th Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards, Heroes in Health: An Event to Celebrate Community, Strength, and Healthy Aging on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET!

REGISTER NOW! Individual registration: $50

27th Annual Bipartisan Congressional Awards | 2020 Roundtable Discussions | Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about celebrating our 2020 Heroes in Health, email Sarah DiGiovine at [email protected].

About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. For more information, visit

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