January 30, 2012 (Atlanta, GA): The Task Force for Global Health, Inc. was honored by Georgia Bio, with the Georgia Bio Community Award at an Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, January 26th in Atlanta. The Georgia Bio Community Awards recognize the individuals, companies and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s life sciences industry. Jane Thorpe, JD, Chair of The Task Force Board of Directors, and Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO of The Task Force, represented The Task Force at the event. Ms. Thorpe accepted the award on behalf of the organization and its partners.
In addition to The Task Force, the 2012 Georgia Bio Community Award recipients are Ann Schmierer, Ph.D., Bioscience Industry Liaison in the Strategic Partners Office at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute; Kitty Vogt, Development Director for the Georgia Research Alliance; REACH Health Inc., a telemedicine company enabling physicians to consult patients in remote or underserved hospitals; and the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience Leadership Council, a collaboration of academic and industry leaders formed to boost bioscience development.
At the event, Georgia Bio also presented the 2012 Industry Growth Award, the organization’s highest annual honor Honorees were Emory President James Wagner and Edward J. Schutter, president and CEO of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Industry Growth Award recognizes individuals in the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to the growth of Georgia’s life sciences industry. The Task Force for Global Health is an affiliate of Emory University.
Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) is a private, non-profit association representing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, medical centers, universities, research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of products that improve health and well-being of people animals and the environment.
The Task Force for Global Health (www.taskforce.org) is an international non profit organization with a mission to reduce the burden of vaccine preventable and neglected tropical disease and to strengthen health delivery systems by forging partnerships and applying innovative solutions to global health problems.
MEDIA CONTACT: Kymberlee Estis, Task Force Director of Development and Communications