The William N. Drohan Scholarship
Dear Scholarship Applicant,
Please find attached an application for the William N. Drohan Scholarship. The deadline for this application is March 5, 2013.
The William N. Drohan Scholarship was formed in memory of Dr. William N. Drohan who passed away in March of 2007. Dr. Drohan was a well-known microbiologist and educator who will long be remembered for his many contributions to science. He was a pioneer in using molecular biology to produce recombinant proteins and a visionary scientist who dedicated his life to improving the safety of blood and blood products. Other important contributions include investigating prion diseases in the blood supply, and his development of novel ways to treat traumatic injuries including fibrin-sealant bandages to stem hemorrhage.
Dr. Drohan was equally dedicated to scientific research and to mentoring students and young scientists. His career included important positions with the National Cancer Institute, the American Red Cross, and private companies dedicated to treating blood borne disorders, most recently as Chief Scientific Officer of STB, Ltd., as well as Chief Scientific Officer at Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and previously Chief Scientific Officer of Clearant, Inc. He was also a very involved Board Member of The Coalition for Hemophilia B. His passion, drive, and vision were instrumental in the formation of the Coalition when it began in the early 1990s. He also served as Professor in the Graduate Program of the Department of Genetics of George Washington University and formerly as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of the University of Maryland. Dr. Drohan published more than 145 scientific papers and held 30 U.S. patents. He served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. In addition, was a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for Blood Products at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Chairman for the Panel on Biotechnology of the National Research Council.
Bill’s professional and personal enthusiasm was always a great motivation for many people who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. Many young scientists will remember him for his altruistic mentoring role. In addition to his passion for science and business, he leaves to all of us a legacy of scientific achievement and inspirational leadership that was accompanied by an extraordinary level of kindness and generosity.
This fund was created for children of scientists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and bleeding disorder healthcare professionals who are part of the comprehensive care team, who have a need for funds, especially those who have lost their father or mother.
If you have any questions regarding this application, please call Kim Phelan at 917-582-9077
David B. Clark, Ph.D.
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