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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.

HONORING


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

 


DATE & LOCATION

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 – 8 pm

SLATE NY
54 W 21st St, New York, NY
 

               

DETAILS

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. This year's program will feature a live performance by singer, artist, and activist John Kelly.

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 joe.mcconnell@treatmentactiongroup.org, or by phone at 212/253.7922 ext. 205.

RESEARCH IN ACTION AWARDS 2017 SPONSORS*

CHAMPION
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS

SCIENTIST
Nick Debs / The Debs Foundation
Marc E. Elovitz
Kevin and Neil Goetz
Barbara Hughes
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare
Richard Lynn and Joseph Evall
Drs. Mike McCune and
Karen Kaye Smith-McCune
Robert Monteleone
ViiV Healthcare

RESEARCHER
Celeste B. Cooper
David Corkery
Dick Dadey
Dr. Michael F. Giordano
“In Memory of Michael Palm”
Alby P. Maccarone, Jr.
Kenneth T. Monteiro and Leo J. Blackman
Jason Osher and Rick Schubel
Audrey Sokoloff and Tim Hosking
“In Honor of Joe Evall”

ADVOCATE
AERAS
Jim Aquino
Frank Bua and Scott Carroll
Scott P. Campbell
Larry Chanen and Jack Burkhalter
John F. Duane
Roy M. ‘Trip’ Gulick, MD
Judith and Richard Harrington
Mark Harrington
Marty and Beth Katz
“In Honor of Monte Steinman”
Robert McLain and Alberto Blanquel
George and Mirla Morrison
Laura Morrison
Bruce Schackman and Ed Sikov
George P. Sheer and Matthew D. Warnecke
David Sigal and Senator Brad Hoylman
Monte Steinman

FRIEND
Bob Bronzo
Paul L. Dietz
The Hon. Thomas K. Duane
Joy Episalla and Carrie Yamaoka
Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
Michael K. Longacre
Joseph McConnell and Erik Haagensen
Eddie Pelto
Laura Pinsky
Mark Sexton and Kirk Wallace
“In Honor of Joe Evall”
Jane Silver
Peter Staley
Keith S. Tobin, MD
P. Forrest Williams, Jr.

IN-KIND SPONSORS
Blueprint NYC

*List in formation as of September 26, 2017