2009 Rock Stars of Science

The June 2009 issue of GQ Magazine features a new ad campaign called Rock Stars of Science (Rock SOS). A project of Geoffrey Beene Gives Back, the campaign is all about honoring scientists working to cure diseases, promoting science careers to young people, and raising awareness for medical research funding. Science and music rock star ensembles include:
  • Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Joe Perry, and Dr. Fancis Collins
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, Shreyl Crow, and Dr. Harold Varmus
  • Dr. Ronald Peterson, Dr. Steven Dekosky, Dr. Samuel Gandy, and Will.I.Am
  • Dr. Eric Topol, Dr David Agus, and Seal
  • Dr. Jeffrey Commings, Dr. Dale Schenk, and Josh Groban
Best of all, the campaign includes an action element that allows visitors to nominate their own science rock stars and sign on to a Rock S.O.S declaration advocating more federal funding for medical research.