RYE, N.Y., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Curemark announced that CEO Dr. Joan Fallon received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 NY Award in the Healthcare category. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Fallon was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Marquis on June 22.
"I am honored to have been selected as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year NY for Healthcare," said Dr. Joan Fallon, CEO of Curemark. "Across the country, there are biotech companies like Curemark – that are small in size but driven by a huge mission. These companies are often born from promising new discoveries that ultimately become the entrepreneur's lifelong work. These biotechs are tackling drug development from new angles to develop novel treatments to help our children and our family members to have the best quality of life possible. This award acknowledges that entrepreneurship is not defined by the size of the company, but rather by its impact. At Curemark, we will continue to work to raise awareness around autism and other unmet medical needs that impact our families and our communities. I am grateful to EY for acknowledging the importance of our mission."
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies' success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as: Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Mindy Grossman of HSN, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks, Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani and James Park of Fitbit.
As a New York award winner, Dr. Fallon is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In New York, sponsors also include Empire Valuation, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Pine Hill Group, SolomonEdwardsGroup and DLA Piper.
About Curemark, LLC
Curemark, LLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders. Curemark's pipeline includes preclinical and clinical-stage programs for the treatment of Autism, ADHD, addiction, Schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.curemark.com or follow @curemark on Twitter.
CM-AT, Curemark's lead drug candidate, has been granted "Fast Track" designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the investigation of Autism. The company is currently enrolling a Phase 3 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial (known as the Blüm Study) to examine the effect of CM-AT in children ages 3-8 with Autism. For additional information, please see: http://www.blumstudy.com.
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