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Bob Woodruff, SGM (ret) Colin Rich and Senator John Kerry honored at IBMISPS Annual Awards
Date:8/12/2009

Amsterdam, 12 August 2009 Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announces the recipients of this year's International Brain Mapping and Intraoperative Surgical Planning Society awards. The six awards will be presented at the 6th Annual World Congress for Brain Mapping and Image Guided Therapy, August 26-29, 2009 at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, organized by Elsevier and the IBMISPS.

The following awards will be presented:

The Beacon Award for Courage and Dedication is awarded for courage and dedication in increasing awareness about neurological diseases. Presented this year to:

  • Mr. Bob Woodruff, ABC news reporter and co-founder of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, was seriously injured in an explosion from an improvised explosive device near Taji, Iraq, while covering the Iraq War. The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and support to service members, veterans and their families to successfully reintegrate into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.
  • Sergeant Major Colin R. Rich (retired) is a highly decorated and trained senior enlisted soldier (Special Forces/ Ranger) with multiple deployments to "hot" spots throughout his career. SGM Rich's combat deployments include Panama, the Gulf War, three tours the Balkans, two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. He was part of 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment serving in Afghanistan when he was shot in the head and severely injured.

Pioneer in Medicine is awarded for excellence in research, discovery, education and pioneering work in the field of medicine and image guided therapy. Presented this year to:

  • Peter M. Black, MD, PhD, Franc D. Ingraham Professor of neurosurgery, Founding Chair, Dept. of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital Franc D. Ingraham, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
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