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Biocon chief felicitated with AWSM Excellence Award by Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Monday, May 8, 2017, 14:35 Hrs  [IST]

Biocon chairperson & managing director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, has been felicitated with the ‘AWSM Award for Excellence 2017’ by the Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM) wing of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA.  She is the first Indian woman to win this prestigious award that is dedicated to celebrating outstanding women in science and medicine.
Shaw received the award at the 6th Annual AWSM Awards held in New York City, on May 4, for the impact she has made as an entrepreneur and humanist to healthcare globally and for serving as a role model for women in medicine and science.
Speaking on the occasion, the Biocon chief said that receiving the ‘AWSM Award for Excellence 2017’ was a great privilege to be in the company of inspiring women scientists who have made deep and path-breaking contributions in the field of science and medicine.
More recently, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw was featured on  ‘The Medicine Maker Power List 2017’ for the third consecutive year. This year she was ranked amongst Top 3 ‘Business Captains’ and ‘Overall Top 10’ for her global influence. Besides she was conferred with the highest French distinction - Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).
Each year, AWSM honors a woman who has made a difference to biomedical science. Past recipients include Drs. Anne Young, Laurie Glimcher, Cori Bargmann, and Jennifer Doudna.
AWSM is an organization of female scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a private, non-profit institution. It runs research programs focusing on immunology, inflammation, neuroscience, and behavioural medicine.


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