"The Colorado BioScience Association announced the winners of the 2009 Awards Program. The awards will be presented at a dinner Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Denver. The winners are: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Partner of the Year; Accera Inc., Company of the Year; Dan Mitchell, partner at Sequel Ventures, Volunteer of the Year; Miragen Therapeutics, Rising Star award; Corinne Carlson, a biology and chemistry teacher at Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County, Educator of the Year; and Erin Silver, the Chairman's Award. Also, Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Nobel Prize winner Thomas Cech of the University of Colorado, director of the new Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology and an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Leslie Leinwand, interim director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, chief science officer of the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology and a professor at CU-Boulder."
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Link to the 2009 BioWest site