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The Goldman Angel Award is presented for outstanding achievement in the struggle against catastrophic disease. Recipients have provided inspiration and demonstrated innovation in a variety of arenas, frequently in meaningful collaboration with the Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships. The Goldman Angel may be bestowed upon a groundbreaking physician or scientist, a tireless patient advocate or outstanding journalist, a leading statesman or politician, or an individual who leads through the example of his or her personal quest.

The golden figure of an angel (pictured above left), the new design recently created especially for the Goldman Angel Award, is a treasured work of art. George and Judy Goldman fell in love with the ethereal angels of the sculptor Mark Ferraz, of Hoselton Sculptures, Palm Coast, Florida. They asked Mark to create one of his signature angels to be reproduced only for the recipients of the Goldman Angel. The angel that Mark fashioned evokes a timeless and otherworldly feeling of power and serene presence.   The Goldman Angel Award will use this design for all recipients after April 1, 2004.


A Goldman Angel has been presented to the following individuals:


Henry J. Heimlich, M.D.
In recognition of your lifetime of extraordinary achievements that continually save lives.

Henry Heimlich is a visionary. He created the Heimlich Maneuver that has saved the lives of thousands of choking, drowning, and asthma victims. He engineered the Heimlich Micro Trach, which provides rehabilitation of patients with emphysema, black lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. He designed an operation that provides a new esophagus (food swallowing tube) for victims of birth defects and cancer. His chest drain valve saved thousands of lives in the Vietnam War.



Philip R. Greipp, M.D.
In appreciation of his extraordinary organizational achievement.

Philip Greipp is a true patient's doctor. His compassion, warmth, and caring are an integral part of his treatment procedures. He is a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The Outstanding Teacher award he received in 1984 was well deserved. His research projects and publications are abundant and extraordinarily important.


James S. Gordon, M.D.
In recognition of his extraordinary achievement on behalf of the people of Kosovo.

Jim Gordon, Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, is Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. His Center is constantly creating models of healing. It nurtures a community of healers who are committed to sharing themselves and what they are learning with people in pain. They are deeply involved in healing all forms of pain, from that of cancer patients to the pain of Kosovo's refugees. Through the Center, people are healed and inspired, in mind, body, and spirit.


Brian G. M. Durie, M.D. & Susie Novis
In recognition of their extraordinary achievements seeking cures and helping multiple myeloma patients and their families.

Susie Novis and Brian Durie founded the International Myeloma Foundation in 1990, along with Susie's late husband, Brian, a multiple myeloma patient. Their first project established educational seminars designed for patients and their families. The next created a Myeloma Specialist Directory, which is an information lifeline for all myeloma patients. More recently, they began to fund research aimed at multiple myeloma. Their (800) number hot line has helped the "myeloma family" become connected to one another. Susie and Brian have dedicated their lives to the fight against myeloma and the support of myeloma patients around the world.



Kathy Guisti
In appreciation for her hard work and dedication in the battle against multiple myeloma and for the outstanding services she helps provide to its victims.

In January of 1996, Kathy was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  Kathy founded the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation with her sister, Karen Andrews, to raise awareness and funding for the disease.  The MMRF is a world leader in funding myeloma research grants, organizing think tanks on the most cutting edge areas of research, and educating the myeloma community. The MMRF provides information to patients and family members with its symposia, newsletter and website.



Angel Awardee Dr. Lee Jampol (l) with his wife, Erma Tranter with George and Judy Goldman (c) and Bobby and Lori Miller, Advisory Board members

Dr. Lee Jampol
In recognition of your extraordinary achievements
seeking cures for retinal diseases and
caring for patients and their families.

Lee M. Jampol, MD was born in Flushing, New York. He attended Yale College, Yale University School of Medicine and did his ophthalmology training at Yale New Haven Hospital.  He has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University since 1983. Dr. Jampol's clinical practice and research have been largely in diseases of the retina and age-related macula degeneration. Dr. Jampol has played a major role in supervising clinical trails, particularly in the area of age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Jampol was a Trustee and Vice-President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and is a past president of the Macula Society. He has been on the Heed Board of Directors since 1989 and has been president of the Board of Directors since 1999.