CABS Announces Winners of Its Inaugural CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences
CABS PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: April 20, 2013
Chinese-American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS) is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences, Drs. Peter Hirth and Jean Cui.
Dr. Peter Hirth is the winner of the inaugural CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences for his life-time achievements in drug discovery and therapeutic innovation and for his extraordinary leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry. Dr. Hirth is one of the most prolific scientists in the biotech industry and has played a pivotal role in advancing 4 drugs to the market: Recormon from Boehringer; Sutent from Sugen / Pfizer; Xalkori from Pfizer (Xalkori is a close analogue of a compound discovered at Sugen), and Zelboraf from Plexxikon. As the CEO of Plexxikon, he's led a small but incredibly efficient team to complete the discovery and development process of Zelboraf in 6 years. Prior to Plexxikon, he was the President of Sugen, which was acquired by Pharmacia Upjohn and eventually became part of Pfizer.
Dr. Hirth's impressive achievement and good fortune in drug discovery and development centers around his strong belief that "It doesn’t take an army; it takes the right people. And that can be a very small group". His philosophy and leadership in drug discovery and development has provided a stark contrast to the disastrous approaches taken by many of the pharmaceutical behemoths and a shining example of the biotech industry in innovation and efficiency.
Dr. Jingrong Jean Cui is the winner of CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences for her outstanding achievements in drug discovery and therapeutic innovation .... More CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences Announcement
Chinese-American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS) is pleased to announce, in working with Dr. Kenneth Fong, the creation of the Annual CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences.
CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences is presented annually to recognize those individuals who make significant contributions in life sciences and biopharmaceutical industry including outstanding scientific findings, recognized efforts in promoting life science education and initiatives in improving life science community, and those who bring therapeutic breakthroughs to the market and improve healthcare and quality of life.
Candidates must be nominated by an active member of CABS. Selection criteria will be based on candidate’s accomplishments in life sciences and contribution to the life science community, including one or all of the following:
Proven achievements in therapeutic breakthroughs (including discovery, process or clinical development), diagnostics or the research reagent/equipment markets.
Significant contribution to the promotion of academic and industrial R&D in biomedical sciences and applications.
Significant contribution to the CABS community and to promoting international collaboration in life sciences.
Deadline for nomination: March 15, 2013
Please click here to start the nomination process.
Winners will be selected by the CABS Award Selection Committee. The winner(s) will receive a $1,000 check award and a Plaque of Merit at the Annual CABS Conference (BioPaci .... More BioPacific Conference 2012 A Great Success!
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