The BioScience Awards Dinner honors outstanding contributions and accomplishments of individuals, companies and organizations that further the development in the bio sciences industry in Oklahoma and around the world.
The Oklahoma BioScience Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all proceeds will support additional educational activities for Oklahoma’s bioscience community.
Hall of Fame Leadership Award
Carl Edwards, longtime supporter of the bioscience industry will be presented the Hall of Fame Leadership Award. He has been involved in all aspects of Oklahoma’s bioscience industry development for many years. His list of organizational leadership accomplishments is a testament to his commitment – from his capacity as Chairman of the Presbyterian Health Foundation, to his top leadership positions with the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, i2E, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma Business Roundtable.
Winners of the Recognition Awards will be announced at the dinner.
Innovation Recognition Award
Researcher Recognition Award
Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp, Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University
William Orr, Senior Scientist and President Emeritus for Lynn Institutes
Judith James, Program Chair, Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Research Program at OMRF, Lou C. Kerr Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research and Translational Science Professor of Medicine George Lynn Cross Research Professor University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Community Recognition Award
Doug Branch, Director, Phillips Murrah, P.C.
The Cherokee Nation Seed Bank Program
Josh O’Brien, Director of Entrepreneurial Development, Greater OKC Chamber