Heritage Day 2019

Awards
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Heritage Day is the Science History Institute’s annual celebration of the achievements and promise of the sciences and technologies that shape material culture and innovation.

Festivities will include the presentation of the following awards:

E. Gerald Meyer at Heritage Day 2018 - Cropped Photo

E. Gerald Meyer at Heritage Day 2018

AIC Gold Medalist E. Gerald Meyer speaks at Heritage Day 2018.

  • Othmer Gold Medal
    Sangeeta Bhatia, John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Director, Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine
     
  • American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal
    Henry F. Schaefer III, Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia
     
  • Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries
    Frederick Frank, Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners, and Cofounder and Managing Partner, Life Sciences Partners, LLC

 

Program
 

10:15 a.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m.

Richard J. Bolte Award Panel

“Financing Innovation: Building the Biotech Industry from its Earliest Beginning to the Pathway to the Future”

Frederick Frank
Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners, and Cofounder and Managing Partner, Life Sciences Partners, LLC

William J. Rutter
Chair and CEO, Synergenics, LLC

John LaMattina
Former President of Global R&D, Pfizer

Paul Sekhri
President and CEO, eGenesis

11:30 a.m.

Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries Reception

12:00 p.m.

Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries Presentation and Luncheon

“Financing the Biopharma Industry: A Historical Perspective”

Frederick Frank
Chair, EVOLUTION Life Science Partners, and Cofounder and Managing Partner, Life Sciences Partners, LLC

2:00 p.m.

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Panel

“Orthonormality and Orthodoxy: Following Truth Wherever It Leads”

Henry F. Schaefer III
Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia

Gary Patterson (Moderator)
Professor of Chemical Physics and Polymer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and Chair, Heritage Council, Science History Institute

Andrew Bocarsly
Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

Steven Bernasek
Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University

2:45 p.m.

Adopt-a-Collection

Enjoy an exclusive look at our rare books, fine art, manuscripts, and photographs; meet the curators of the Institute’s collections; and take advantage of the opportunity to “adopt” the displayed items or contribute to their preservation.

3:45 p.m.

Othmer Gold Medal Panel

“The Convergence of Technology in Driving New Paradigms of Innovation”

Sangeeta Bhatia
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chair and Managing Director, Biocon, Ltd.

4:30 p.m.

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Presentation

“The Third Age of Chemistry”

Henry F. Schaefer III
Graham Perdue Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia

5:30 p.m.

American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal Reception

6:30 p.m.

Othmer Gold Medal Dinner and Presentation

“It’s a Small World”

Sangeeta Bhatia
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For more information, please contact Kathleen Elsmore at 215.873.8226 or kelsmore@sciencehistory.org.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Ellen Fleurov at 215.873.8241 or efleurov@sciencehistory.org.

Please note: The cost of tickets covers meals only and is not a tax deductible contribution.