JOHNS HOPKINS MONTGOMERY COUNTY CAMPUS TO RECEIVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAMBER’S VISIONARY AWARD
JOHNS HOPKINS MONTGOMERY COUNTY CAMPUS TO RECEIVE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAMBER’S VISIONARY AWARD
Rockville, Md. – Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus will receive the 2013 Visionary Award this week from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Elaine Amir, executive director of the campus, will accept the award on behalf of JHU.
The award will be presented during the Chamber’s 54th annual dinner at the Bethesda Marriott and Montgomery County Conference Center on Thursday, June 6.
The Chamber’s Visionary Award “recognizes an individual or an organization for its innovation and tremendous contributions to the county and beyond.”
The Hopkins campus is a hub of activity that brings together students, educators, government and business leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs and the community. The Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus impacts and advances local economic activity by aggressively attracting global innovative businesses to the campus and to this region.
Johns Hopkins’ strong partnership with the Chamber on breakthrough initiatives such as Health Information Technology forums and Global Trade forums demonstrates the campus’s visionary leadership.
Amir, the campus executive director, said: “The Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus is truly honored to receive this award. Our motto is ‘Johns Hopkins - on the ground. In and of the community.’ We do this by proactively collaborating with students, faculty, start-up and post-incubator-stage entrepreneurs and government leaders.
“We also value our strong partnership with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce,” continued Amir, who is on the Chamber’s board. “This partnership has enabled us to effect a vital collaboration among academia, business and government entities in our unique campus community. It also has enabled our campus corporate partners, who come from all over the world, to share their knowledge with our students and the local business community.”
Upon learning that Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus was receiving the Visionary Award, several campus corporate partners, who have businesses on site, teamed up to sponsor the award. Sponsors are: Neurotrope BioScience, MEDIPOST America, Inc., TissueGene, Inc., TruBios LLC – Clinical Trial Series and Domaine Healthcare.
Dr. Jim New, president, chief executive and director of Neurotrope BioScience, and Dr. Roberto Trujillo, president and chief executive of TruBios, will present the award and offer remarks on behalf of the sponsors.
The campus was established in 1988 as a cooperative venture with the Montgomery County government to fulfill economic development objectives and to continue Johns Hopkins University’s tradition of excellence in research and education.
“We are proud to recognize the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County for its outstanding leadership and vision, leading change, and advancing a shared vision of our County’s future,” said MCCC President and Chief Executive Gigi Godwin.
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