Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS)
August 8, 2016
The Science Coalition presented the Champion of Science Award to Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) on August 8th 2016. The award is given to members of Congress in recognition of their commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. The award to Congressman Yoder was presented at an event at the KU Cancer Center by University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, along with KU Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Dr. Doug Girod and Dr. Roy Jensen, Director of the KU Cancer Center.
“Representative Yoder’s critical support for the KU Cancer Center’s successful National Cancer Institute designation effort and his tireless advocacy on behalf of significant additional federal funding for research make him an ideal candidate for this honor,” said Chancellor Gray-Little. “He clearly understands the importance of maintaining America’s role as a leader in scientific innovation, and we appreciate all he does for Kansas and for the nation.”Download Release