Congratulations to Wistar's President and CEO, Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., who was honored for his service by the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dr. Kaufman was chair of the Congress for the last two years, working to promote Philadelphia as a world-class meeting destination.
Dr. Kaufman is a leading figure in the vibrant and growing life sciences industry in the Greater Philadelphia region. As president and CEO of The Wistar Institute, an independent, non-profit biomedical research institute and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in West Philadelphia, Kaufman works actively to speed progress along the path of scientific discovery from the laboratory to better treatments, preventions and cures for patients. In October of last year, Dr. Kaufman was named Life Sciences CEO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal in recognition of his leadership at Wistar and throughout the biomedical research world.
Dr. Kaufman has been a pace-setter for the life sciences industry, serving as co-chair of the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, and on the board of directors for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Select Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth; the Council for American Medical Innovation; the University City Science Center; BioAdvance – Biotechnology Greenhouse Corporation of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Neuland Laboratories in Hyderabad, India; on the advisory board for Osage Venture Partners; and on the scientific advisory board for Pappas Ventures.