2017 Rotary Humanitarian STAR Award Nominees

HEALTH AND MEDICAL

Angelo Capozzi, MD
Rounder and Medical Director of Rotoplast International
Nominated by: Robert Fennel, MD, Rotary Club of Altadena

Mark E. Davis, Ph.D.
Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering, Caltech; City of Hope Comprehensive Canter Center, Experimental Therapeutics Program.
Nominated by: Sandra Ell, Investment Consultant; Chief Investment Officer Emeritus, Caltech

Jack Lloyd
Chairman Bioengineering Industrial Advisory Board at Berkeley
Nominated by: Reid Rubsamen, MD, President of FlowPharma

Richard Myers, Ph.D.
President, Science Director and Faculty Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Nominated by: Todd May, Director at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

NexleafAnalytics ColdTrace Team
Martin Lukac, Shahrzad Yavari, and Anita Sircar
Nominated by: Deborah Estrin Ph.D., Associate Dean at Cornell Tech

 Kimberly A. Shriner, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director, Founder, The Phil Simon Clinic

Albert Waldo, M.D., Ph.D.
The Walter H, Pritchard Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve
Nominated by: Mark Carlson, M.D., Abbott Division Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Robert C. “Bud” Bishop Ph.D, M.B.A.
President of the Pasadena Bio Collaborative Incubator
Nominated by: Patric Sislian, Co-Founder and Ceo of Deton

Nagin Cox: Tactical Mission Lead on the Curiosity Rover NASA JPL STEM speaker for the US State Department
Nominated by Glenn Demichele, Director of Engineering at Sigenics, Inc. 

Allan Y. Lee Ph.D
Aeronautics and Astronautics at NASA JPL
Nominated by: Edward Wong Ph.D, Principal Engineer at JPL

Titanium Robotics Team
Nominated by: Jeff Hamilton CPA, Senior Engineer at JPL

Denise McCain – Tharnstrom, Ph.D
Executive Director – Our Children LA
Nominated by: Jeff Hamilton CPA

Jeff and Karen Weigel
Water and Sanitation Upgrade Program for the island of Fiji
Nominated by Bill Paul, Past- President at Landmark Wisdom Unleashed

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

Frances H. Arnold, PH.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry; Director, Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
Nominated by: Sandra Ell, Investment Consultant; Chief Investment Officer Emeritus, Caltech

William C. Patzert PH.D.
Research Scientist, NASA JPL
Nominated by: Gene Goss, Sierra Madre City Councilman

Mark Ninie PH.D.
Founder of BioSpherics Working Group
Nominated by: Richard Gayle. President of SpreadingScience

DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

Sam Bloch
Founder of Communitere International
Nominated by: Michael Budincich

Jim Lux
Telecommunications Specialist V at JPL
Nominated by: Mazen Shihabi PH.D. NASA JPL

Anna Stork, Andrea Sreshta and Mark Cuban
LuminAID Founders and Partners
Nominated by: William White, M.D. 

Stephen Turner
NASA Emergency Management Specialist – Michoud Assembly Facility
Nominated by: Todd May, Director at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center


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