itwatersrand, Patrick joined the faculty of UCLA in 1983, where he performed the first islet-cell transplant. The named inventor on over 50 issued U.S. patents, Patrick has published 100+ scientific papers, and since leaving UCLA in 1991, he has also founded two publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, Abraxis Bioscience, which brought to market Abraxane - the world's first nanotechnology cancer-fighting drug, and American Pharma Partners, which he sold last year to Fresenius for $3.7 billion.
Earlier this year, Patrick founded Abraxis Health, a fully-integrated, next-generation, evidenced-based, personalized healthcare company dedicated to the discovery, development, validation and clinical application of diagnostics and therapeutics that are tailored to the specific molecular profile of patients, in order to offer safer and more effective treatments for critical illnesses. He's also established the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation, through which he and his family are focusing on charitable endeavors that will improve healthcare in America and the welfare of its patients.
Patrick's significant achievements have been recognized internationally with innumerable prestigious awards, including the J.W. Hyatt Award for Service to Mankind; and now, ABL's highest honor: its "Leadership in Innovation" Award. ABL's Innovations in HealthcareSM Awards - now in its 11th year - recognize organizations and individual leaders which have demonstrated transformative advances in medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, information technology and approaches to the delivery of healthcare, with a particular emphasis on reducing the cost of providing quality healthcare.
The October 28th Awards Event will also honor nine Award Finalists, and feature the presentation of three "ABBYs" to the winners in each of three categories, who were voted as best meeting the above critieria by Members of the ABL Organization.
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. The Lustgarten Foundation Says Patrick Swayzes Death Highlights the Need for Increased Research into Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer2
. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Is Saddened by the Death of Actor Patrick Swayze3
. Patrick Rummerfield Teams with Eric Westacott Foundation and Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to Help Young Quadriplegic Boy4
. Hill-Rom Announces the Appointment of Kay Napier to the Board and the Resignation of Patrick Ryan5
. Patrick Johnston Named President and CEO of the California Association of Health Plans6
. New Jersey Orthodontist Patrick T. Cuozzo Launches User-Friendly, State-of-the-Art New Website7
. Dr. Therese Fitzpatrick to Present Award Winning Poster at AONE8
. Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Names Patrick Mahaffy to Board of Directors9
. Dr. Patrick Cobb Named President of Community Oncology Alliance10
. Comment of Senator Patrick Leahy on President Obamas Decision to Reverse The Mexico City Policy11
. Patrick J. McMahon Named Senior Vice President/CFO of Sisters of Charity Health System