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7th Annual Penn State Innovation Awards - November 28, 2017

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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

500 University Drive

University Conference Center

Hershey, PA 17033

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Recognizing individuals moving innovation forward.

The Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the Center for Medical Innovation invite you to help celebrate the spirit of innovation at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center! The 7th annual ceremony will recognize individuals who have had innovative ideas move forward through the execution of a license agreement, received a patent, or formed a start-up company based on Penn State technology. The culmination of the event includes the presentation of the following major awards:

  • Innovator of the Year

  • Investigator to Watch

  • Student Award for Excellence in Innovation


Jazz by Steve Rudolph and Company

Start the evening off with live Jazz music during the Opening Reception and Dinner courtesy of local music icon, Steve Rudolph and Company.



Keynote Speaker: Lori Gavrin, Ph.D.

Lori Gavrin has over 15 years’ experience as a Ph.D. organic chemist working in the field of drug discovery and development. As a member of GlaxoSmithKline’s highly selective R&D Esprit Leadership Development Program, she is working in the maternal and neonatal health unit in partnership with Save the Children to reduce the tragically high newborn mortality rate in the developing world by increasing access of lifesaving medicines to mothers and newborns. Previous to her current role, Dr. Gavrin has led R&D efforts in cystic fibrosis, diabetes, arthritis and women’s health. She has more than a dozen publications and is a named inventor on 11 patents. A passionate supporter of the research being done in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, Dr. Gavrin recently chaired the world’s premier medicinal chemistry conference, the Gordon Research Conference, and has delivered numerous talks on the drug discovery and development process around the world to graduate students, professors, fellow industry members, and high school teachers. Dr. Gavrin earned a B.S. at Colgate University and her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at University of Pennsylvania.



Penn State College of Medicine

University Conference Center
Hershey, PA 17033
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The evening’s events will include:

Opening Reception
5:00 pm Networking/Hors devours/Live Jazz Music by Steve Rudolph and Company

Dinner
6:00 pm Opening Remarks and Dinner

Guest Speaker
6:40 pm Keynote Address by Lori Gavrin, Ph.D.

Awards Ceremony
7:10 pm Recognition of individuals for new patents, licenses and start-up companies, and announcement of major awards, including: Innovator of the Year, Investigator to Watch, and the Student Award for Excellence in Innovation

Closing Reception
8:00 pm Closing Remarks/Networking

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