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2019 iCON Awards
September 26, 2019 – Chicago Botanic Garden

iBIO is excited to announce the honorees of the thirteenth annual iCON Awards – the region’s most prestigious honor for the life sciences educations, researcher and civic visionaries.

The iCON Awards celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding innovators and leaders whose work provides the basis for life sciences developments worldwide. Visit iBIO’s websiteto learn more about tickets and sponsorships opportunities available now.

Funds raised at the iCON Awards ceremony further the mission of iBIO’s nationally-recognized EDUCATE charitable programs which orchestrates business leadership in delivery of world-class educational after-school programs and summer STEM camps for girls grades 3-8 in underserved Illinois schools.

Paul Edick, Chairman & CEO, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

Paul Edick, Chairman & CEO, Xeris Pharmaceuticals

2019 iCON Award Winner

Mr. Edick joined Xeris Pharmaceuticals as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining Xeris, Edick was a Founding Partner of 3G Advisors, a consultancy to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and healthcare investor communities. In addition, Mr. Edick served as the Chief Executive Officer of Durata Therapeutics from 2010-2014 and has held the post of CEO at a number of other pharmaceutical companies, including Ganic Pharmaceuticals and MedPointe Healthcare, Inc. Mr. Edick currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Edick has also previously served on a number of pharmaceutical and healthcare company boards, including Interim Therapeutics, PDL, BioPharma, Neos Therapeutics, NewLink Genetics Inc., Circassia Pharmaceuticals plc, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Amerita Inc., and Informed Medical Communications.

Dr. Martin D. Burke, University of Illinois

Dr. Martin D. Burke, University of Illinois

2019 iCON Innovator Award

Dr. Burke’s group has pioneered the field of molecular prosthetics, including the development of an automated Lego-like platform for democratizing small molecule synthesis. Dr. Burke has received a number of honors and awards, including the Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and has garnered praise for excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Burke is also the founder of four biotechnology companies: REVOLUTION Medicines, Ambys Medicines, Sfunga Therapeutics and Cystetic Medicines.

Rebecca Voight, Cooke Magnet Elementary School, IL

Rebecca Voight, Cooke Magnet Elementary School, IL

2019 iCON Knowledge Builder Award

Rebecca Voight is a teacher at the Andrew Magnet Elementary School in Waukegan Illinois where Ms Voight is a member of the Instructional Leadership Team and has led the school’s engagement with the STEMGirls Camp program for the past three years.

Tickets/table registrations and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Funds raised at the iCON Awards ceremony supports the mission of iBIO’s EDUCATE Programs, a 501(c)3 public charity, which orchestrates business leadership in delivery of world-class educational after-school programs and summer STEM camps for girls grades 3-8 in underserved Illinois schools.

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