After serving seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Jerry Moran was elected by Kansans to the United States Senate in 2010. Senator Moran has continued his work to protect and strengthen access to quality health care for Kansans and has become a leading advocate for medical research, as well as for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Senator Moran believes that our nation’s consistent support of medical research is essential to saving and improving lives, reducing health care costs, and strengthening America’s position as a global leader in medical innovation. As Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Institutes of Health, he worked to include a $1 billion funding increase for NIH in the omnibus appropriations bill that passed Congress in January 2014. Last year, he was recognized by the National Down Syndrome Society for his efforts to advance policies promoting positive change for individuals with Down syndrome. He is a sponsor of the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act), and has worked to raise the profile of research relating to Down syndrome, including its connection with Alzheimer’s disease. We are proud to announce Senator Jerry Moran as the 2014 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient.