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2013-10-21 08:25:38

$1 Million Award to Be Contributed to a Philanthropic Cause JERUSALEM, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as the recipient of the first ever Genesis Prize, which will be presented by the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, at a special ceremony in Jerusalem in May. The announcement was made by the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Yuli Edelstein, who serves as the Chairman of...

2013-03-25 08:23:14

Joins Pre-eminent Global Leaders such as Lord Jonathan Sacks, Fiamma Nirenstein, Natan Sharansky and Yuli Edelstein in Global, Multi-year Effort to Recognize Jewish Achievement and Contribution to Humanity NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Elie Wiesel, the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and human rights activist, joins distinguished individuals from, Argentina, Canada, Israel, Italy, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom,...

2013-02-14 12:23:44

Museum's National Tour Will Honor Local Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans on March 3 at the Hilton New York WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking two decades of honoring the memory of the Holocaust and inspiring citizens and leaders worldwide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will bring its commemorative 20th anniversary National Tour to New York on March 3. The centerpiece of the Museum's 20th anniversary is a National Tribute to Holocaust...

2012-10-17 11:23:58

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to recognize the technical, scientific and clinical research skills necessary to develop innovative medicines, the Prix Galien USA committee last night honored excellence in scientific innovation that improves the state of human health at its sixth annual Prix Galien Awards Gala, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Led by honorary member and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Elie Wiesel, the...

2012-10-12 15:21:04

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation Board announced today the final program for the 3(rd) Annual Galien Forum to be held in New York City at the Alexandria Center(TM) for Life Science on Tuesday, October 16 from 8AM to 4PM. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/NY87735LOGO) "Health decision executives from the world's leading regulatory bodies, biopharmaceutical and service companies will be on hand to discuss, debate and advance some of the world's...

2012-08-09 06:26:10

NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation Board announced today that NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will receive the 2012 Pro Bono Humanum Award. The Pro Bono Humanum Award recognizes exemplary and innovative efforts in improving the human condition. This special award is presented by Elie Wiesel, in presence of the Prix Galien USA Committee. The annual award presentation accompanies a series of awards honoring companies that have made innovative contributions to...

2012-08-02 06:22:28

CHICAGO, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elie Wiesel, author of more than 50 books and recipient of the United States Congressional Medal of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, was awarded the 2012 Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement. Wiesel will receive the award on Sunday, November 11 at Chicago's Symphony Center at 10 a.m. during a Chicago Tribune Printers Row program presented in conjunction with the Chicago Humanities Festival. "We...

2012-07-09 06:28:18

NEW YORK, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation today announced the formal program of presenters and panels for its Third Galien Forum, scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Alexandria Center for Life Science in New York City. The Galien Forum, conducted in conjunction with the prestigious Prix Galien Awards, features roundtable debates focusing on critical, global healthcare issues and challenges. This year's program includes a panel of CEO emeriti making rare public...

2012-05-30 06:26:32

NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Galien Foundation announced today a new award category for the Prix Galien USA Awards, honoring innovation in biopharmaceuticals and medical technologies: "Best Medical Technology." The annual Prix Galien USA Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in improving the human condition through the development of innovative medical treatments and drug therapies. The 2012 awards ceremony will be held on October 16th in New York City at The American...

2012-04-18 10:23:32

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Actors William H. Macy and Jon Voight to present awards; videos from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman and more at the annual William O. Douglas Dinner LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel will receive Public Counsel's William O. Douglas Award at our annual event in Los Angeles on April 22, 2012. Professor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel was 15 years old when he was...