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Awards

Hepatitis B Foundation Award History

*Denotes deceased honoree

Blumberg Prize (Established in 2012)

 2021 – Wenhui Li, PhD - National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China

2020 – John Taylor, PhD – Fox Chase Cancer Center (Hepatitis Delta)

2019 – Christoph Seeger, PhD – Fox Chase Cancer Center (HBV)

2018 – *Prof DS Chen, MD – Academia Sinica (Taiwan’s National Academy)  (HBV)

2017 – Mario Rizetto, PhD – Italy (Hepatitis Delta discovery)

2016 – *Bud Tennant, PhD – Cornell U. (HBV) 

2015 – Eugene Schiff, MD – U. Miami (HBV clinician)

2014 – *Thomas Starzl , MD, PhD – U. Pittsburgh (1st liver transplantation)

2013 – Robert Purcell, PhD – NIH (HAV, HBV)

2012 (Inaugural) – Howard Koh, MD – Assistant Sec. of Health at HHS (HBV advocate)

2011 – 20th Anniversary with Tribute to Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg (he passed April 2011)

 

Distinguished Scientist Award (Convert these awards to Blumberg Prize in 2021)

2010 – *R. Palmer Beasley, MD – Baylor U., TX (HBV and HCC link)

2009 – Brian McMahon, MD – Alaska/CDC (HBV clinician and AASLD Guidelines)

2008 – Anna Lok, MD – U. Michigan (HBV clinician and AASLD Guidelines

2007 - Francis V. Chisari, MD, The Scripps Research Institute
2006 - Raymond F. Schinazi, PhD, Emory University

2003 - Jay Hoofnagle, MD, National Institutes of Health

2000 - Harvey J. Alter, MD, National Institutes of Health

1999 - William S. Mason, PhD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
            Jesse Summers, PhD, University of New Mexico

            Hie-Won Hann, MD, Thomas Jefferson University

1998 - *W. Thomas London, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center

1997 - Raymond Dwek, D. Phil, FRS, University of Oxford

Community Commitment Award (Inaugurated in 2011)

2020 – Susana Guigere, Esq.

2019 – Paula Wong

2018 – Fred Beans

2017 - Marvin and Dee Ann Woodall

2016 – Renold Capocasale

2015 – Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff

2014 – Jim and Teri Holton

2013 – Debbie Wagner

2012 – Bridget Wingert

2011 – Brad Segall

 

Distinguished Leadership Award

2000 - Deborah Wexler, MD, Immunization Action Coalition

1998 - Joshua Feldstein, PhD, Delaware Valley College

1997 - Mr. Harvey Rich, CPA, Rich,Gelwarg, Lampf Associates

1997 - Nat Brown, MD, GlaxoWellcome

 

Founders’ Award

2005 – *Bill Stephenson, PhD, Vice-Provost for Research, Drexel U. 

2004 – PA Governor Mark Schweiker

2002 – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (accepted by Mark Kane, MD, MPH)

2001 – *Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, Nobel Prize Winner

2000 - Timothy M. Block, PhD, Jefferson Medical College

1999 – Paul and Janine Witte, Originetics

1998 - Connelly Foundation – Mrs. Josephine C. Mandeville, President 

                                              Lewis Bluemle, MD, Vice-President

1997 - Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Jefferson Medical College

Distinguished Public Service Award

2000 - *Pa. State Senator Richard A. Tilghman

1999 - Pa. State Senator Joe Conti

1998 - *U.S. Senator Arlen Specter

1997 - U.S. Congressman James Greenwood

 

Special Commendation

1999 - Mr. Alan Brownstein, President, American Liver Foundation

 

Bruce Witte Lecture (Established by Paul and Janine Witte in 2000)

2020 – Marion Peters, MD (U California, San Fran)

2019 – John C. Martin, PhD (Retired CEO, Gilead)

2018 - Dennis Liotta, PhD (Emory U, Georgia)

2017 – James Ou, MD, PhD (Keck School of Medicine, U Southern California)

2016 - Antonio Bertolleti, MD (Duke-National University of Singapore)

2015 - Hashem El Serag, MD, MPH (Baylor College of Medicine, Texas)

2014 - Charles Rice, PhD (Rockefeller U., New York)

2013 - Jorge Marrero, MD (UT Southwestern, Texas)

2012 - Snorri S.Thorgeirsson, MD, PhD (NCI/NIH, Wash DC)

2011 – Adrian DiBisceglie, MD (St. Louis Med U, Missouri)

2010 - T. Jake Liang, MD  (NIDDK/NIH, Wash DC)

2009 - Stephen Locarnini, MD, PhD (Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Australia)

2008 - Rafi Ahmed, PhD (Emory U, Georgia)

2007 - Stanley M. Lemon, MD (U of Texas Medical Branch)

2006 - John M. Taylor, PhD (Fox Chase Cancer Center, Phila)

2005 - *T.S. Benedict Yen, MD, PhD (U of California, San Fran)

2004 - *Emmet Keeffe, MD (U of California, San Fran)

2003 – None

2002 – Frank Chisari, MD (Scripps Research Institute, California)

2001 – *John Gerin, PhD (Georgetown U, Wash DC)

2000 – Raymond Schinazi, PhD (Emory U, Atlanta) – Inaugural Speaker