March 10, 2021

Forsyth County Teacher Receives Georgia Bio’s Golden Helix Award!

Georgia Bio, the state’s life science trade association, will virtually celebrate its annual Golden Helix Awards on Thursday, April 1st. Georgia Bio is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Golden Helix Awards.

The Golden Helix Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of Georgia legislative, academic, corporate and other organizational leaders working to advance the growth of the life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world. The event is expected to draw 300 of the state’s life sciences industry leaders. 

“This past year has truly put a spotlight on the importance of the life sciences industry in our everyday lives,” said David Hartnett, Chief Economic Development Officer at the Metro Atlanta Chamber and member of the Georgia Bio Awards Committee. “The coronavirus pandemic created an immediate need for our community to collaborate and foster innovation to combat COVID. Our leaders did not disappoint, and we look forward to celebrating their efforts on April 1st.” 

Now in its 23rd year, the Golden Helix Award winners showcase the best in innovation and leadership in Georgia’s community. Georgia Bio presents awards to individuals and companies in nine categories: Industry Growth; Lifetime Achievement; Deals of the Year; Community; Innovation; Emerging Leader; Biotech Teacher of the Year; Legislator of the Year; and the Metro Atlanta Chamber sponsored Phoenix Award. Winners are some of Georgia’s hardest working innovators and entrepreneurs producing advanced medicines, diagnostics and technologies to improve medical care. 

“Though much has been lost to COVID-19, our nation – Georgia especially – has gained a deeper appreciation of the value that our industry provides. I look forward to taking an evening to recognize the individuals and companies who are working to combat this devastating disease with new devices, drugs, and therapeutics,” said Maria Thacker Goethe, President and CEO, Georgia Bio, “Our community strives to improve patients’ lives, support workforce development and grow Georgia’s economy, and our celebration will highlight those lasting contributions made by many in the life sciences sector in Georgia.”

Teacher of the Year Award

Presented to a Georgia biotechnology high school teacher who exhibits excellence in STEM teaching and support for the biotechnology pathway:

Dr. Brittney Denier Cantrell, Denmark High School

About Georgia Bio

Georgia Bio (GaBio) is the state’s life science advocacy and business leadership industry association whose members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of life sciences related products and services. GaBio works closely with industry, government, academia and others to shape public policy, improve access to innovative technologies and grow Georgia’s life sciences economy.

Georgia Bio is a division of the Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI), a 501(c)(3) organization that was launched in January 2020 to bring together diverse Global Health, Health Technology and Life Sciences entities to collaborate, innovate and activate solutions to enhance human health outcomes around the world.

March 10, 2021 Laura Stewart