The former president and chief executive officer of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC), is being honored for his “Outstanding Leadership in Science, Technology and Education.”

Dr. Charles Hamner is the recipient of the award presented by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR). He will receive it today at the premiere of The Genetic Revolution exhibition
at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh.

Former Governor Jim Hunt will present the award to Hamner at a ceremony beginning at 6:15 p.m. Governor Hunt received NCABR’s first such award in April 2000.

“For the past 14 years, Dr. Hamner has played the roles of scientist,
entrepreneur, statesman, politician and mentor to the academic community, to the business community, and to our state’s government,” says NCABR President Karen Hoffman. “This award honors Dr. Hamner’s valued work and his unwavering dedication to furthering biomedical research and to promoting public understanding of its remarkable benefits to North Carolinians’ health and well-being.”

The Genomic Revolution exhibition will be at the North Carolina
Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS) from Saturday through
Sept. 2. Created by the American Museum of Natural History
in New York, the exhibition examines extraordinary scientific
developments-including medical therapies, genetically modified
foods and cloning-and explores their effects on biodiversity,
natural history and our everyday lives. The NCMNS is the first
museum outside New York to host the exhibition, which is locally
sponsored by the NCBC, along with many North Carolina businesses
and academic institutions.

The NCABR is a nonprofit science education organization, its mission being to promote the health and well-being of humans and animals by improving science literacy and fostering workforce preparedness in the biosciences.

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