The Washington Global Health Alliance announced its Second Annual Pioneers in Global Health Awards, three prestigious awards selected by a panel of judges including last year’s Impact Award Winner, Department Chair Dr. King Holmes. Congratulations to Kenneth Stuart, Pathobiology faculty and founder of Seattle Biomed, for winning the Award for Impact!
From the WGHA website:
The second annual Award for Impact, previously awarded at WGHA's Party for the Health of It, recognizes a creative and inspirational leader dedicated to solving global health inequity with a commitment to building partnerships in Washington State as well as on the global stage. Dr. Ken Stuart is a true pioneer. He founded Seattle Biomedical Research Institute more than 35 years ago in Issaquah. Since that time under his leadership, the institute has grown to more than 300 employees and is a leading global health research institute.
“It has been a stimulating and gratifying experience to be a part of the global health research endeavor. When I came to Seattle, the strong research was centered at the University of Washington and Seattle had somewhat of a localized feel. However, Seattle has become an epicenter of global health research through the work of many and their willingness to cooperate on our common goal of eradicating the massive suffering and death that result from the diseases we are working to eliminate,” said Ken Stuart, PhD, founder of Seattle BioMed.
Each award winner was selected because of their demonstrated desire to nurture and grow Washington’s collaborative global health community. Winners will be honored at WGHA’s annual event, the Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner, October 9, 2014 at The Foundry.
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