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RIAA 2017

As TAG marks its 25th Anniversary this year, we are honored to host our annual event, the Research in Action Awards, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at SLATE in New York City. This will be a truly meaningful evening, celebrating a quarter century of activism and progress promoting research, prevention, and treatment critical to ending the global and domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic.


Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH
Deputy Commissioner, Division of Disease Control 
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Joseph Evall, JD
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and champion of diversity and the LGBTQ community in the legal profession


Charles King
Co-founder and CEO, Housing Works



Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 – 8 pm

54 W 21st St, New York, NY



The 2017 Research in Action Awards are co-chaired by Robert Monteleone and Sally Morrison. Longtime friends and supporters Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, Scott Campbell, and Michael Cunningham are our honorary chairs and our devoted Jenna Wolfe will be the host

Inaugurated 21 years ago to heighten awareness and visibility of AIDS advocacy, research, and philanthropy, the Research in Action Awards is TAG’s premier fundraising endeavor, providing unrestricted funding vital to supporting our work. TAG’s extraordinary accomplishments include accelerating the development and approval of HIV combination therapy; working to secure global access to HIV treatment, now reaching over 19.5 million people worldwide; and tackling the most common co-infections affecting people with HIV – hepatitis C virus (HCV) and tuberculosis (TB). TAG’s work shows that combining research, activism, and political will drives the discoveries and prevention and treatment interventions that will end these epidemics.

"Peer," Erica BaumAcclaimed American artist Erica Baum has donated a limited edition of 15 archival prints, created especially for TAG. We are pleased to offer donors of $6,500 or more one of these special prints, as available. By photographing books slightly ajar, Baum captures multiple pages all in one frame, showing several slices of reference and narrative at once. These photographs of interrupted stories and images play with larger concepts of place and time. Her work is in the permanent collections of Whitney Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

We live in an unprecedented political era that, daily, brings new threats to TAG’s work. In this, our 25th year, we need your commitment more than ever before. We are so grateful for your support and hope you will consider a special and additional contribution to our 25th Anniversary Campaign that will help TAG to expand its leadership role in defeating HIV and ending the HCV and TB epidemics.

If you have any questions or to reserve your Sponsorship, please contact Joe McConnell at, or by phone at 212/253.7922 ext. 205.