Additional information — including HINJ’s 2016 honorees and online registration — will be announced shortly.
In 2015, HINJ honored:
- Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Leonard Lance, United States Representative – New Jersey CD 7
- Research: Nils Lonberg, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Oncology Discovery Biology, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
- Patient Advocacy: Deborah P. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic
- Special Recognition: David L. Knowlton, President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Health Care Quality Institute of New Jersey
In 2014, HINJ honored:
- The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Rush Holt, United States Representative, New Jersey (CD 12) (now retired)
- Research: Joachim Kohn, Ph.D., FBSE, Director, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- STEM Education: Students 2 Science, Inc.
- Patient Advocacy: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – New Jersey Chapter
At its inaugural Life Sciences Celebration in 2013, HINJ recognized:
- The Honorable Bob Franks Public Service Award: The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, former New Jersey Governor
- Special Recognition (In Memoriam): United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg
- Special Recognition: Christopher J. Molloy, Ph.D., R.Ph., (then) Interim Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
- Research: Joseph R. Bertino, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; University Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Interim Director, Rutgers Stem Cell Institute of New Jersey; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
- Patient Advocacy: Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc.
- STEM Education: Biotechnology High School, Monmouth County Vocational School District (Freehold, NJ)
To learn more about HINJ’s past Life Science Celebration honorees, click here.
Founded in 1997, the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) serves as the voice for the state’s life sciences industry. HINJ seeks to expand patient access to the most innovative biopharmaceuticals and medical devices and promote awareness of the industry’s impact on New Jersey’s quality of life and economic well-being.
To learn more, please visit HINJ at hinj.org or follow us via Twitter @ HINJ_ORG, Facebook @ HealthCareInstituteofNewJersey, LinkedIn @HealthCareInstituteOfNewJersey or YouTube @HINJNJ.
To learn more about the Life Sciences’ impact on New Jersey’s economy, please visit New Jersey’s Life Sciences: By the Numbers.