2006 History & Innovation Awards


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

|2007 Awards | Past Recipients |


Don Chiofaro, The Chiofaro Company                  

Ted Oatis, The Chiofaro Company

Steve Crosby,McCormack Graduate School/UMass

Jacquie Kay, WPI, Inc                                



Integrating Social & Scientific Innovation:

Boston Scientific Corp:

Connecting research hospitals with engineers; integrating technologies for non-invasive healthcare options. Award presented to co-founders John Abele and Pete Nicholas by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Victor Dzau.

Pictured: Boston Scientific co-founder John Abele, Chancellor of Health Affairs at Duke University-Dr. Victor Dzau, Boston Scientific co-founder and chairman Pete Nicholas



Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute & Dr. Sidney Farber:

Establishing chemotherapy as an effective cancer treatment, eventually turning a 15% survival rate to an 85% rate for the common form of childhood leukemia. Award presented to Dr. Ed Benz by former Dr. Farber patient, Al Blood.

Pictured: Dr. Ed Benz, President & CEO- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tina and Ed Blood.


Unsung Innovator:

Lewis Latimer:

Chelsea-born son of slaves; For inventing electric lamp with carbon filament for Edison & key drawing for Bell's telephone patent. Award accepted by his granddaughter, Dr. Winifred Latimer Norman.

Pictured: Dr. Winifred Latimer, granddaughter of Lewis H. Latimer; Rudolph Pierce of Goulston & Storrs.

From Idea, to Invention, to Industry:

Biotech, 1984-2006: 

From harnessing recombinant DNA to modernizing the FDA, the bump and connect of Boston leaders helped shape the nation by establishing a new industry. Award accepted by: Henri Termeer, chairman & CEO, Genzyme Corporation; Nick Littlefield,Foley, Hoag, & Eliot, LLP; John Littlechild, Managing Director,Healthcare Ventures. Award presented by Susan Whitehead, the Whitehead Institute.

Pictured: Susan Whitehead, Whitehead Institute; Janice Bourque, Comerica Bank; Henri Termeet, Genzyme; John Littlechild, Healthcare Ventures.



For more information, please send requests to:

Meaghan Smith, 2006 Awards Manager

Boston History & Innovation Collaborative

650 Beacon Street, Suite 403

Boston, MA 02215

Tel: (617) 350-0358