Wisconsin Biohealth Awards


In 2015, BioForward launched the tradition of recognizing, on an annual basis, scientific and business achievements in the biohealth and life science industry. The 2018 Wisconsin Biohealth Award recipents have showcased exceptional leadership and innovation in the Wisconsin biohealth industry, and will be honored during a lunch ceremony at this year’s Wisconsin Biohealth Summit on October 9th.


2018 Hector F. DeLuca Scientific Achievement Award
Dr. Allen W. Cowley, Jr.
Dr. Allen W. Cowley, Jr., is a professor and chair of the department of Physiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Dr. Cowley is an international leader in cardiovascular research and has made seminal observations that have advanced understanding of hypertension.

2018 Wisconsin Biohealth Business Achievement Award
Kevin Conroy
Kevin Conroy is chairman and chief executive officer of Exact Sciences Corporation. Exact Sciences is focused on the early detection and prevention of cancer, establishing a new standard for colon cancer screening with its noninvasive, advanced DNA screening test, Cologuard.