The Philadelphia Business Journal noted that Michael J. Sofia, Ph.D, has been awarded the 2016 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for his role in developing the cure for chronic hepatitis C. The Chief Scientific Officer for Arbutus Biopharma also is an adjunct professor at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, where he is focusing on developing a cure for hepatitis B.
Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry’s newest hire Kevin F. Sweeney was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s People on the Move section. Sweeney focuses his practice on corporate clients’ IRS audits, criminal investigations and white collar crime.
The Bucks County Courier Times shared the news that Kevin Crawford, vice president of Penn Community Bank, has joined the board of directors of United Way of Bucks County.
Kathleen Kotchick has been named Head of School at the French International School of Philadelphia. Kotchick has been at the bilingual school for more than 20 years, holding various positions, most recently that of Interim Co-Head of School during the 2015-2016 school year.
The Philadelphia Inquirer shared the news that labor attorney Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. has joined the labor, employment and workers’ compensation firm, Willig, Williams & Davidson. Also from Willig, Williams & Davidson, attorney Lauren M. Hoye recently presented a CLE for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute called “Start Strong: Skills of the Successful Lawyer.”
Located in Doylestown, Pa. the nation’s only nonprofit organization in the fight against hepatitis, the Hepatitis B Foundation launched a new, updated website as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. The new website offers simplified navigation, an improved user experience, and most importantly highlights the important work the foundation is doing in research, education, public health and national advocacy.
A story in the Times Herald discussed Impact Thrift Stores’ thrift crawl, Hop on for Hunger, a chauffeured event that took bargain shoppers by motor coach to three Impact Thrift stores for a day of shopping. Proceeds benefited Norristown food pantries.
The Philadelphia Business Journal noted that employee benefits and compensation attorney Barry L. Klein recently joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s Philadelphia office.
The Legal Intelligencer noted that attorney Bridget Labutta, from the intellectual property law firm of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP, spoke at the Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University discussing the profession with first-year law students.
Penn Community Insurance, a subsidiary of Penn Community Bank, has hired Michael A. Meenaghan as its president. He will preside over operations of the Penn Community Insurance which offers business, personal, life and health insurance to its clients.
Tiffany A. Shoemaker, from the full-service law firm, Raffaele Puppio has accepted an invitation to join the Doris Jonas Freed Matrimonial Inn of Court, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports.
Delaware County full-service law firm Raffaele Puppio has launched a new website and blog to better communicate with the public. The responsive site has been designed to display correctly on varying screen sizes, from desktops to smartphones and tablets, and offers easy navigation in a clean design.