Dr. Charles Hamner Named To 2008 Most Influential Persons List
December 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (www.thehamner.org), an independent, nonprofit organization that offers an open, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to translational biomedical research, has announced that Dr. Charles Hamner, chairman of the board of directors at The Hamner, has been named to the 2008 list of the 25 Most Influential People in the Southeast Technology Community by TechJournal South. Dr. Hamner, along with 24 other esteemed individuals, was recognized in the publication’s November issue.
Chosen for the contributions he has made to the biotech industry throughout the Southeast, Dr. Hamner has been instrumental in transforming North Carolina into a booming biotechnology state. Today, North Carolina ranks among the nation’s top five biotechnology states and third in the number of biotechnology companies, according to Ernst and Young's 2006 industry survey.
“We are proud that Charles has been selected among these esteemed individuals for TechJournal South’s Most Influential Persons List,” said Dr. Greenlee, president and CEO of The Hamner. “His continued efforts to advance the bioscience industry in the Southeast led to this honor being bestowed upon him.”
About The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences:
Located on a 56-acre campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences is an independent, nonprofit organization that unites academia, the private sector and government to conduct translational research for improved human health assessments. With the ultimate goal of preventing and curing disease, The Hamner offers an open, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to strengthen the research investment in biomedical sciences. The Hamner conducts translational research for improved human health through the development of new and safer medicines. CIIT, the flagship institute for The Hamner, has been recognized for more than 30 years as a leader in research in environmental risk assessment and health sciences. For more information, please visit www.thehamner.org or call (919) 558-1200.