Welcome to Spring! Hall inductees are in the news being recognized for their amazing work, both new and historical. Induction Nominations are being accepted until August 1st, 2017 for our 2018 Gala next March.
Christina Johnson Appointed Chancellor at SUNY
Inductee Kristina Johnson, holder of 118 patents, is leaving her CEO position in DC to be chancellor at the State University of New York System. Kristina is an international expert in electro-optics, liquid crystal display technology and energy. She serves on corporate boards and has received many awards. She was the first woman awarded the prestigious Dennis Gabor Award and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Philippa Marrack Awarded Immunology Prize
Inductee Philippa Marrack, PhD (2010), along with two National Jewish Hospital colleagues, John Kappler, PhD and Harald von Boehmer, PhD, were awarded the 2016 Novartis Prize for Basic Immunology. They were recognized for discovering how the immune system develops the ability to recognize and attack potentially harmful outside invaders, while tolerating and leaving alone the body’s own tissues. The prize is given only once every three years.
Diana Wall Recognized for Ecology Award
Inductee Diana Wall, PhD (2014) was recognized by the Ecological Society of America, which announced she will receive its highest honor, the 2017 Eminent Ecologist Award.
In Colorado News
Shari Shink Finalist for Athena Award
Inductee Shari Shink (2016) Founder & President Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center was a finalist for the ATHENA International Award by the ColoradoWomen’s Chamber of Commerce. Shari blazes new trails and never accepts the status quo when it comes to improving the lives of kids in the child welfare system.
Anne Evans Role in WWI
Inductee Anne Evans (2016) was mentioned in a Denver Post article about her organizing relief efforts in Colorado during World War I, particularly around food conservation that saw her help turn vacant lots into gardens and harvest peaches on the Western Slope. Denver Post