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Elizabeth Colston, MD, PhD, of CONNEXION Healthcare, Honored as 'Rising Star' by Healthcare Businesswomen's Association

NEWTOWN, Pa., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Colston, Medical Director at CONNEXION Healthcare (CXHC), has been named a 2010 Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA). HBA Rising Stars are up-and-coming professionals in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including pharmaceutical, biotechnology, advertising, public relations, medical education, and market research. Nominated by HBA's corporate members, Rising Stars represent diverse career stages and demonstrate commitment to achievement and solid career growth.

Dr. Colston is known for her scientific and clinical expertise as well as her positive outlook. She brings vast experience as a clinician, researcher, and medical writer to her role as Medical Director at CHCX. Dr. Colston holds a BA from Princeton University, an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a PhD in Microbiology from Columbia University. As a physician-scientist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Colston worked as an internal medicine and infectious diseases physician as well as a basic science researcher. She has won numerous awards and fellowships, including the Pfizer Infectious Diseases Award, the Robert Austrian Infectious Diseases Fellowship Award, and the Penn Pearls Teaching Award.

Susan Grady, RN, APN, MSN, CXHC Senior Vice President, Strategic and Scientific Services, remarked "Liz has been an invaluable asset to CXHC since she joined our team in 2009. She is driven to provide the highest quality work in the most challenging therapeutic areas. Our clients often remark about her unique ability to translate copious amounts of highly scientific information into clear and concise educational materials for practicing clinicians, the sales force, and medical science liaisons."

Grounded in science and inspired by passion, CXHC is a group of independent but complementary healthcare communications companies dedicated to developing high-quality scientific programs. Its mission is to educate, motivate, and inspire healthcare professionals across all therapeutic areas to help improve patient care. CXHC is committed to the knowledge that innovative solutions, quality execution, business integrity, and results are the keys to forging strong and enduring business relationships. This philosophy guides the company's three main operating units: Clinical CONNEXION (CCX), a full-service healthcare communications company; Publication CONNEXION (PCX), a strategic publications planning company; and Excellence in Medical Education (XME), a continuing medical education company.

HBA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the healthcare industry. Headquartered in New Jersey, with chapters and affiliates nationwide and in Europe, HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop industry knowledge and leadership skills; recognizes outstanding women in the industry; provides opportunities for networking; creates greater visibility for women in the industry; fosters mentoring relationships; and is a conduit for research on career advancement issues. For more information about the HBA or to read more about Ms. Colston and other honorees, go to  and click on Rising Stars under the Awards drop-down box.




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