The 15th Annual Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Action Awards will be presentat the Hyatt Regency in Miami on JANUARY 23rd 2020

2020 Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

For 15 years, the nonprofit organization Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) has celebrated the stem cell and regenerative medicine community’s top innovators, leaders, and champions. The honorees will be recognized at a gala reception and dinner during the upcoming 15th annual World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Miami, Florida, which takes place from January 21-24, 2020.

This year’s Action Award honorees includes global leaders in advancing the emerging field of regenerative medicine. All of these distinguished honorees will be recognized for their devotion to improving health and developing cures by accelerating stem cell and regenerative medicine.

 About the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF)

The nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation fosters strategic collaborations to accelerate the development of regenerative medicine to improve health and deliver cures. RMF pursues its mission by producing its flagship World Stem Cell Summit; honoring leaders through the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards; publishing The World Stem Report with our journal partner, Stem Cells Translational Medicine; and promoting policy and educational initiatives. For further information about RMF please visit: http://regmedfoundation.org/

About the World Stem Cell Summit

Produced by the nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) for 14 years, the World Stem Cell Summit 2019 is co-located with Phacilitate Leaders World. It is the most inclusive and expansive interdisciplinary, networking, and partnering meeting in the stem cell science and regenerative medicine field. With the overarching purpose of fostering biomedical research, funding, and investments targeting cures, the Summit is the single conference serving the diverse ecosystem of regenerative medicine stakeholders.

Past Honorees

2019 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Inspiration Award: Doug Oliver, MSW
  • International Advocacy Award: Desirée Cox, MD, PhD
  • International Diplomacy Award: Robin L Smith, MD MBA
  • International Achievement Award: Lu Daopei Medical Group
  • Leadership Award: The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

 

2018 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Advocacy Award: Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden
  • Leadership Award: Dr. W. E. “Ed” Bosarge
  • Leadership Award: Norio Nakatsuji
  • Advocacy Award: Shelley Ross and the Cure Alliance
  • Advocacy Award:Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro


2016 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Leadership Award: Bernie Marcus
  • Leadership Award: Don Soffer
  • Advocacy Award: Camillo Ricordi, M.D
  • Inspiration Award: Sandy Barker and The Gold Rush Cure Foundation


2015 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Leadership Award: Robert M. Nerem, PhD
  • Education Award: Ann Murphy, PhD
  • Advocacy Award: Tory Williams & the Alabama Institute of Medicine
  • Advocacy Award: Jeanne Loring, PhD
  • Inspiration Award: CURE Cerebral palsy (CB)


2014 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

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  • Leadership Award: Henry Cisneros
  • Hero Award: William R. Brinkley
  • International Leadership: Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (JSRM)
  • Education Award: Texans for Stem Cell Research
  • Advocacy Award: Mostyn Foundation
  • Inspiration Award: Huntington’s Disease (HD) Advocacy Community


2013 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Leadership Award: Denny Sanford
  • Leadership Award: Malin Burnham
  • National Advocacy Award: Dr. Paul Knoepfler
  • Education Award: Mary Ann Liebert
  • Inspiration Award: Roman Reed


2012 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

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  • Leadership Award: Susan Solomon
  • Media Integrity Award:60 Minutes
  • National Advocacy Award: Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
  • Public Outreach & Education Award: Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures
  • Inspiration Award: Sabrina Cohen

 

2011 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • Leadership Award: Sherry Lansing
  • National Advocacy Award: Research!America
  • Education Award: Let’s Talk Science
  • Public Advocacy Award: University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute
  • Inspiration Award: Grant Albrecht

 

2010 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards
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  • National Leadership Award: Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
  • National Advocacy Award: A. Alfred Taubman
  • Education Award: Canadian Stem Cell Network
  • Grassroots Advocacy Award: Stephen Byer, Barbara Byer and ALS WORLDWIDE
  • Inspiration Award: Laura Jackson


2009 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

  • National Leadership Award: Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
  • International Advocacy Award: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF)
  • Education Award: Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research & Cures (MCSCRC)
  • Grassroots Advocacy Award: Cure Michigan
  • Inspiration Award: Margaret Conn
  • Inspiration Award: John L. Kellermann, III


2008 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Awards

  • National Leadership Award:Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle
  • National Advocacy Award: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
  • Education Award: National Association of Biology Teachers
  • Inspiration Award: Brooke Ellison
  • Grassroots Advocacy: Ben Kaplan


2007 STEM CELL ACTION AWARD HONOREES

  • Michael J. Fox
  • Parkinson’s Action Network
  • Dr. Ralph Dittman
  • Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures


2006 STEM CELL ACTION AWARD HONOREES

  • Bob Klein
  • Hadassah
  • Don Reed
  • Student Society for Stem Cell Research
  • Luca Coscioni Association


2005 STEM CELL ACTION AWARD HONOREES

  • Danny Heumann
  • Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research
  • Texans for Advancement of Medical Research