Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Video 2010 BioWest/CBSA Awards Dinner - Dr. Temple Grandin, BIO & MDMA

The CBSA had the honor of hosting CSU's Dr. Temple Grandin as the keynote presenter for its 2010 Awards Dinner at the Denver Grand Hyatt - September 29, 2010. Dr. Grandin also received the CBSA's 2010 Chairman's Award (CBSA Board Chair Rick Jory, pictured here thanks to, presents the award to Dr. Grandin).

Dr. Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled her to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated her to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer. Dr. Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1974, she was employed as Livestock Editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and also worked for Corral Industries on equipment design. In 1975, she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Dr. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989 and is currently a Professor at Colorado State University.

Most recently the HBO made-for-TV movie of Dr. Grandin's life story won seven Emmy awards. Visit or for more information. Link to the CBSA YouTube Channel to view Dr. Grandin's introductory remarks at the 2010 CBSA Awards dinner:

View BIO CEO Jim Greenwood's Introductory Remarks - 2010 Keynote Luncheon - Healthcare in Transtion:

View MDMA CEO Mark Leahey's FDA Issues and Physican Disclosure Video Clips: and

Special thanks: these video clips were shot by John Downs for the CBSA. Visit

View additional 2010 BioWest videos previously posted at the COBioscience YouTube Channel:

Also review related 2010 BioWest news coverage:

Colorado Springs Gazette

Colorado Public Radio

Denver Post

Northern Colorado Business Report

9News - Denver

Denver Business Journal

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