Rockers Debbie Harry, Bret Michaels, Timbaland and more, have teamed up with seventeen researchers to help shine a spotlight on science in the popular men's magazine GQ.
The tribute to "scientific heroes" is a a special six-page, public service campaign featured in GQ's December "Man of the Year" issue. The photo shoot, dubbed the 2010 Rock Stars of Science (TM), shows musicans standing alongside some of the nation's top scientists in fields like translational cancer research, Alzheimer's/neuro-imaging/prevention trials, heart disease/integrative medicine, autism, rare diseases, stem cell research, global health, and space age research. Among the seventeen are five AAAS members: Stephen B. Baylin M.D., Elizabeth H. Blackburn Ph.D., Emil Kakkis M.D. Ph.D., Frank M. Longo M.D. Ph.D, and Charles L. Sawyers M.D.
"Scientists must venture outside their comfort zones to show the public how cool — and how important — their work really is," Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and one of the 2009 Rock Stars of Science, said in a press release.
Congratulations to our members and to all the scientists selected for the 2010 campaign.