As the Nobel committee acknowledged, Mario Capecchi is an undeniably great man," said Rich Linder, CEO of Coherex Medical and chair of MD4 Utah.
The Kolff Award is presented annually by the MD4 Utah to honor "Extraordinary Vision, Imagination, Rigor and Service to Humanity.
Capecchi was the consensus choice for this year's Kolff Award," said Kimball Thomson, executive director of MD4 Utah.
Capecchi, the MD4 Utah 2011 Summit will feature prominent local and national leaders, including: Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson; Harvard and MIT professor Elazer Edelman; U.
Finalists for the contest will be introduced and the winner announced at a special luncheon held October 26 at MD4 Utah.
Last year's inaugural MD4 Utah Summit set an extremely high bar, with the passage of productive, targeted investment incentive legislation for promising Utah entrepreneurial ventures, and extraordinary engagement among key stakeholders in Utah's life science community within and outside the state," said Scott Anderson, CEO of Zions Bank and member of the MD4 Utah Board of Directors.
Speakers at the 2011 MD4 Utah Summit will feature prominent local and national leaders, including: Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson; Harvard professor Clayton Christensen; entrepreneur and Stanford professor Peter Fitzgerald; U.
This is a time of tremendous change and uncertainty within the global life science sector; it is also a time of tremendous opportunity," said Rich Linder, CEO of Coherex Medical, co-founder and member of the MD4 Utah Board of Directors.
The 2011 MD4 Utah Summit will also feature presentation of the annual Willem J.