“I am honored to receive this award from HINJ, which remembers Bob Franks, a public servant who understood the importance of quality health care, and the vital role that the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries, as well as New Jersey’s academic research institutions, play in the lives of our residents,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen).
“HINJ is an association that has had a phenomenal impact on the lives and health of countless millions of New Jerseyans. Certainly, the life sciences industry has played and continues to play an outsized role in our state’s economy. Yet during the trials of this past year we also were reminded so vividly of the role these institutions play in maintaining our overall collective health.”
HINJ established the Bob Franks Public Service Award to recognize public officials and community leaders who demonstrate the spirit of public service that Bob Franks exemplified, as an Assemblyman, Congressman and President of HINJ.
“While our doctors, nurses, paramedics and so many others rushed toward danger, so that the rest of us might be safe, our researchers, pharmaceutical professionals and those in the medical technology and life sciences field fought the pandemic on another front, burning the midnight oil in an effort to help stem the COVID tide. I am proud to support the membership of HINJ and all they do for New Jersey, and deeply honored to receive this award.”