Honorees

Honorees

ACP is thrilled to recognize the following individuals and organizations for their impact on accelerating the pace of MS research through their research and treatment of people with MS, participation in ACP activities, and work toward catalyzing more open access, collaborative, and innovative approaches to treating this devastating disease. 

Water Cove Award for Innovation

  • 2013: OPT-UP Leadership Team (BENJAMIN GREENBERG, MD, RIP KINKEL, MD, KAVITA NAIR, PHD, PETER RISKIND, MD, CAROLYN SCHWARTZ, SC.D, & TIM VOLLMER, MD)

Director's Award for Collaboration

  • 2013: Community Advisory Panel (ANN ALEXANDER, DEBORAH BACKUS, AARON BOSTER, ANGELA JEAN CAMPBELL, LAURA KOLACZKOWSKI, JOE LAFERRERA, VERONICA SAENZ, RANDY SNIDER, BETH SPINELLI, & ANNA SWEENEY)

President's Award for Impact

  • 2013: Young Professionals Accelerating the Cure ( JEFFREY CHUBB, KELLY CHUBB, MELISSA DELPRETE, KRISTINA FANUCCI, DEBORAH HEINES, RYAN HIPP, CARSON LAPPETITO, JACQUELINE OLENDER, GREGORY SALWITZ, & LUIS SANTIAGO)

Founders Award

  • 2012: Alan Weinberg (Founder of Core Connections, an MS support group)
  • 2011: David Blohm (Former CEO/President/Secretary/Director, SmarterKids.com, Inc.)
  • 2010: Linda Kanner (Adjunct Professor, Babson College)
  • 2009: Robert Luber (President and Founder of R. Luber Appraisal Services)

Physician of Distinction Award

  • 2012: Elliot Frohman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.N. (Director of Department of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Program, Professor of Neurology and Opthamology)
  • 2011: Timothy Vollmer, M.D., FAAN (Director of Neuroscience Clinical Research, University of Colorado)
  • 2010: Amit Bar-Or, M.D. (Scientific Director of the Clinical Research Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute)
  • 2009: Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., (Deputy Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program, Director of the Transverse Myelitis and Neuromyelitis Optica Program, University of Texas Southwestern)

Water Cove Award

  • 2012: Lawrence Jacobs, M.D. (posthumous, served as Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University at Buffalo and Head of the Jacobs Neurological Institute at Buffalo General Hospital) 
  • 2011: Larry Tiffany (President/CEO, DioGenix)
  • 2010: Colin Hill (CEO, Gene Network Sciences)
  • 2009: Eric Yaverbaum (Founder/President, Ericho Communications)

Dedication Award