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USP Given Eastern Technology Council Enterpriser Award

ETC Screen Grab
Watch a short video about USP that was played at the Eastern Technology Council Enterprise Awards gala on Dec. 6 (Quicktime, 25MB, or Windows Media, 6 MB).

What they’re saying …

“Under Phil’s leadership the University is now poised to have an even greater impact on the community and the students it graduates.”
Dr. Frank Baldino, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Cephalon, Inc.

“Congratulations, Phil. USP is a key part of our region’s amazing biotech
community because of your leadership.”
David R. King, Former CEO, BioRexis

“What an honor for USP to be recognized for world-class talent. We congratulate you and the contribution USP has made to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.”
Carrie S. Cox, Executive Vice President and President, Global Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough

“It’s a great pleasure to help recognize the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia as the winner of this 2007 Enterpriser Award in this area of  technology and life sciences. What makes this recognition even more special is the fact that USP is an institution that has been at the forefront of life science technology for nearly the past two centuries, producing technology and leaders in the field that have influenced world wide healthcare.”
Joe Mahady, President, Global Business, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Senior Vice President, Wyeth

ETC Award
Delbert Payne, USP board of trustees chairman, and Dr. Philip P. Gerbino, USP president, display the Eastern Technology Council's Enterpriser Award with sponsor Joe Mahady, president of Global Business at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and senior vice president of Wyeth. Photo: Paola Nogueras

Calling it a proud moment in USP’s history, President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino accepted the Eastern Technology Council (ETC) Enterpriser World-Class Talent Award at the 2007 Enterprise Awards black-tie gala, on Thursday, December 6, at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in Philadelphia.  This award, sponsored by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, is given each year to recognize an individual, a company, or an institution whose contribution and success have had a significant impact on the Philadelphia region.

“USP embodies the definition of our Enterprise Award,” said Dianne Strunk, CEO of the ETC. “[The University exhibits] world-class talent in its unwavering commitment to life sciences education.”

USP’s mission to educate students to become leaders and innovators in the sciences, the health professions, and emerging related disciplines was a strong factor in the ETC’s selection.

ETC Logo“To be among the area’s most prestigious corporations and leaders who have also received this award was a significant source of pride for USP, which was selected for its rich legacy of influence, innovation, and leadership in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, healthcare, and life sciences. This is a proud moment in USP’s history,” said Dr. Gerbino. “It is our honor to be a part of an organization that unites technology and life sciences companies in the region. As such, USP strives to produce students capable of being the next thought leaders and professionals for the industry.”

The Eastern Technology Council, an association representing more than 600 technology and life sciences companies, supports the growth and success of start-ups, growth-stage, and established companies by promoting, supporting, expanding, funding, and rewarding entrepreneurial activities in the region. More information can be found at




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