Sunday, November 10, 2013

CBSA Confers Special Ten-Year Recognition Awards and Announces 2013 Industry Award Winners at Annual Dinner Celebration in Denver

The Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) unveiled winners of its Special Tenth Anniversary Recognition Awards and 2013 Industry Awards at its Annual Awards Dinner, held November 7 at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Denver.

The announcement is made by April Giles, CBSA President and CEO, who says the following special Recognition Awards were conferred in honor of the Association’s Tenth Anniversary:

Founders Award – Colorado State University, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority and the University of Colorado.

Pioneering Award – Dr. Larry Gold, CEO and Chairman of the board of SomaLogic and Dr. Chris Christoffersen, General Partner and Head of the Life Science Team for Morgenthaler Ventures and General Partner for Lightstone Ventures.

Visionary Award – David Perez, President and CEO of Terumo BCT.

The CBSA also announced the winners of its 2013 industry awards during the ceremonies, which include:

Company of the Year – Clovis Oncology

Rising Star of the Year – Surefire Medical

Business Partner of the Year – Covidien

Educator of the Year – Professor Keith Neeves, Colorado School of Mines

Volunteer of the Year – Dustin Whistler, Principal, Forte Commercial Real Estate & Chair of CBSA Membership Committee

Institute Leadership Award – Benjamin Noe

The dinner began with Timothy Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation, presenting the 2013 Class of Boettcher Investigators of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, leading into a reflection over the past ten years of the association. The history of the CBSA was highlighted by video vignettes and individual presentations from Dr. Christoffersen, Dr. Gold and Mr. Perez. Steffan Tubbs, Morning Co-Host on 850 KOA News, served as the master of ceremonies for the event.

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