Wisconsin Biohealth Awards

In 2015, BioForward launched the tradition of recognizing, on an annual basis, scientific and business achievements in the biohealth and life science industry. In the fifth year of the awards, BioForward is excited to continue recognizing this leadership and innovation that has brought Wisconsin to be among the top leaders in integrated health solutions.

As we look to the future, we reflect back on the successes that have brought Wisconsin to be among the leaders in biomedical research and development. See Past Awardees

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2020 Hector F. DeLuca Scientific Achievement Award

Dr. Mary Horowitz

Dr. Horowitz joined the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) in 1985 and has served as its Chief Scientific Director since 1991.  Dr. Horowitz is also the Research Director for the Stem Cell Therapeutic Outcomes Database of the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and Principal Investigator of the Data and Coordinating Center of the National Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network. She holds the Robert A. Uihlein Professorship for Hematologic Research at Medical College of Wisconsin and has previously served as Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in MCW’s Department of Medicine.  Dr. Horowitz has served on numerous NIH review and advisory committees and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1991. She has co-authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications.

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2020 Wisconsin Biohealth Business Achievement Award

Dr. James Weber

Dr. James Weber founded PreventionGenetics in 2004 with a vision of “disease prevention through genetic testing.” An internationally-acclaimed research scientist, Dr. Weber was a major contributor to The Human Genome Project. His discovery of Short Tandem Repeat Polymorphisms (microsatellites) and the creation of the Marshfield Maps of the human genome was a significant advance in human genetics. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications.  In 1986, Dr. Weber joined Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation where he was a senior research scientist, director of the Center for Medical Genetics, and Director of the National Institutes of Health-funded Mammalian Genotyping Service.

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