Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 Recipients!

On December 9, 2015 FDLI presented its Distinguished Service and Leadership Awards to four leaders in the food and drug law community for their notable service and leadership:

Pat Furlong is Founding President and CEO, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the United States solely focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. 


David J. Horowitz is Deputy General Counsel at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), overseeing legal services provided to FDA, CDC, and NIH, as well as international and emergency preparedness legal issues for the Department. 


Philip Katz is a Partner in the law firm of Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC, and Practice Area Leader of the firm's pharmaceutical and biotechnology practice group. 


Karen Midthun is the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at FDA. CBER regulates vaccines, blood and blood products, and cellular, tissue, and gene therapies. Her responsibilities include oversight of the investigation phases of product development, decisions regarding licensure, and post-licensure surveillance activities. 



Past Distinguished Service and Leadership Award Recipients 1993-2014

2014 Elizabeth (Betsy) Anderson, Executive Vice President-Legal and General Counsel, Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).
William K. Hubbard, Independent Consultant and former Senior Associate Commissioner, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Director of the Office of Policy, Office of the Commissioner, FDA
Peter Safir, Partner and Co-Chairman of the Food and Drug practice group at Covington & Burling LLP.
2013  Jane A. Axelrad; Jeffrey N. Gibbs; Kay Holcombe; Richard Kingham
2012  Minnie Baylor-Henry; Alan Bennett; Thomas O. Henteleff; John M. Taylor III
2011  F. Alan Andersen; Deborah M. Autor; Robert P. Brady; Eugene M. Thirolf, Jr.
2010  Kate Beardsley; Michael Landa*;  Bruce Silverglade; Mike Taylor
2009  Donald O. Beers*; Arthur N. Levine; Elizabeth H. Dickinson; Marlene K. Tandy;
 Geoffrey M. Levitt; Nancy L. Buc; Murray M. Lumpkin; Sanford A. Miller
2008  Susan Alpert;  Eugene Lambert; Matthew Weinberg; Janet Woodcock
2007  Ron M. Johnson; Suzanne White Junod; Martin J. Levitas;  Eugene M. Pfeifer
2006  Joseph V. Rodricks; Nancy Singer; Ann H. Wion; William W. Vodra
2005  Eve E. Bachrach; Lester M. Crawford; Mark Novitch; William B. Schultz
2004  Eric Blumberg;  Anthony C. Celeste;  Bruce N. Kuhlik*;  Stephen H. McNamara
2003  J. Paul Hile; Paul M. Hyman; Patrick M. McLain; Robert M. Spiller, Jr.
2002  Frederick H. Degnan; Christopher L. Hagenbush;  Daniel L. Michels; Robert J. Temple
2001  Joseph A. Levitt;  Richard A. Merrill;  Michael P. Peskoe; Myron S. Weinberg
1999  Joel E. Hoffman, Linda R. Horton,  Wayne L. Pines, Kristine A. Rapp
1998  Gary L. Yingling 
1997  Richard M. Cooper  
1996  Stuart J. Land  
1995  Peter Barton Hutt  
1994  Alan H. Kaplan  
1993  George M. Burditt  

*NOMINATED BUT PRIOR WINNER