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Triad BioNight 2017

Two UNCG professors recognized by NC Biotech Center


Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Savannah Hutko.
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Redacted from “Five Honored for Contributions to Triad’s Bioscience Community” and “Shengmin Sang of NCA&T Wins Innovation for Impact Grand Prize” at www.ncbiotech.org 

Two UNCG professors were recently recognized by the NC Biotechnology Center.

Patricia_Reggio_2Professor Patricia Reggio received the 2017 Academic Development Excellence Award at Triad BioNight, a biennial celebration of the region’s bioscience sector. The event is organized by the Piedmont Triad Office of the NC Biotechnology Center.

“[The award is] given to those who make exceptional contributions to educational program development or enhancement of workforce skill development,” said the NC Biotech Center in their announcement. “Reggio, who has headed UNCG’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 11 years, established a new Ph.D. program in medicinal biochemistry, established industry fellowships for students, recruited and retained top faculty, and attracted top students who have gone on to scientific careers with prominent universities, companies and government agencies.”

Nicholas OberliesProfessor Nicholas Oberlies was a finalist in the center’s Innovation for Impact competition, an honor that comes with a $500 cash prize. Oberlies was recognized for his work on developing a class of natural compounds to treat cancer.

“The award competition, co-sponsored by SoBran Bioscience and the Piedmont Triad Office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, drew entries from 17 researchers at universities and emerging companies in North Carolina,” said the center in its announcement. “The entrants answered the question, ‘How will your research heal, fuel or feed the world in the future?'”

Redacted from “Five Honored for Contributions to Triad’s Bioscience Community” and “Shengmin Sang of NCA&T Wins Innovation for Impact Grand Prize” at www.ncbiotech.org