The Wistar Gala
The Wistar Gala
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 6:30pm
Park Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
This elegant evening honors an individual who reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment, and vision that the Institute’s founding members demonstrated with the bestowing of The Wistar Award. This year, The Wistar Institute is pleased to introduce an additional award: The Caspar Wistar Medal of Achievement.
The Wistar Award
The award reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment and vision that Wistar’s founder, Isaac Wistar, demonstrated in creating the Institute.
This year’s recipient is Brian H. Dovey.
Member and former Chair, The Wistar Institute Board of Trustees
Partner, Domain Associates
Brian Dovey, a most fitting recipient of this recognition, has exhibited personal generosity and commitment to Wistar’s mission in serving as Wistar’s Board Chair for seven years and supporting its science through his philanthropy.
The Caspar Wistar Medal Of Achievement
The medal is bestowed upon an individual or organization that has had significant impact on global health.
This year’s inaugural recipient is Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D.
Emeritus Professor, The Wistar Institute
Internationally renowned vaccinologist and developer of vaccines for rubella, rabies, and rotavirus.
Dr. Stanley Plotkin, for over 50 years, has made exemplary contributions to the fields of virology and vaccinology. He has educated generations of vaccine scientists and health professionals. His innovations in vaccine research have had a global impact, saving countless lives and promoting healthy futures for citizens of the world.
For more information about The Wistar Gala, please call Elyse Hoffmann at 215.898.3955.
Wistar Gala Committee
Adele K. Schaeffer, Chair
L. Patrick Gage, Ph.D.
Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H.
Ruth and Rick Horowitz
Dr. Russel and Jane Kaufman
Susan S. McDonald, Ph.D.
Paul Offit, M.D.
Edward J. Ryan
Martha McGeary Snider
Margie and Bryan Weingarten