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Nelson Louis Levy, M.D., Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Levy has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the pharmaceutical industry

    STUART, FL, May 23, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nelson Louis Levy, M.D., Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. A highly accomplished listee, Dr. Levy celebrates many years' experience in diverse professional worlds, and has been noted for his achievements, leadership, and successes. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With over 50 years of academic, industrial and entrepreneurial achievement to his credit, Dr. Levy has worked as chairman of the board of directors of the CoreTechs Corporation since 1993, as well as chief executive officer for the same company since its founding in 1985. Additionally, he served as the chief executive officer for the Illinois Technology Development Alliance from 1993 to 1995. From 1992 to 1993, he was the president of Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan's second-largest pharmaceutical company, now known as Astellas), and, from 1981 to 1984, was vice president of pharmaceutical research at Abbott Laboratories. From 1973 to 1981, Dr. Levy held multiple appointments at Duke University Medical Center, including tenured professor of immunology, neurology and neurosurgery.

Before embarking on his professional path, Dr. Levy was graduated summa cum Laude in 1963 from Yale University with both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and where he was Scholar of the House and elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa. He followed these accomplishments by earning a Doctor of Medicine degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1967. He spent the next year at the University of Colorado Medical Center as an intern and transplantation fellow under Dr. Thomas Starzl, whom he assisted in the performance of the world's first successful human liver transplant. From 1968 to 1970, he did his military service at the National Institutes of Health, where he held the rank of Surgeon in the U.S. Public Health Service (equivalent to the naval rank of Lieutenant Commander) and did research on viral diseases and the development of a technique to correct genetic disorders. He then went to Duke University, where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in immunology and also completed residency training in neurosurgery and neurology.

Dr. Levy is the author of over 200 scientific publications and several book chapters and a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Academy of Neurology, the Licensing Executives Society and Sigma Xi, the scientific research honor society.

He was a notable grantee of the American Cancer Society from 1970 to 1975, the National Institutes of Health from 1971 to 1981, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1974 to 1981, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs from 1993 to 2009.

In 1993, with two Russian-American colleagues, Dr. Levy co-founded ChemBridge Corporation to bring the excellence of Russian chemistry to the service of Western pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Dr. Levy has served continuously on the board of directors of this highly successful enterprise, which names amongst its customers and collaborators almost every pharmaceutical company in the U.S., Western Europe and Japan. Dr. Levy is the co-founder of Navene Pharmaceutical Company, based in Lausanne, Switzerland and developing novel drugs for the treatment of gastrointestinal and rheumatic diseases. In 1998, Dr. Levy founded the Perfecure Corporation, which continues to market a food preparation product invented by him. In addition, Dr. Levy has served on the boards of directors of eight public companies and fourteen closed-held enterprises and on the scientific advisory boards of four additional public companies.

Dr. Levy also has a long history of public service. From 1993 to 1998, he served on the Illinois Governor's Task Force for Economic Development, from 1992 to 2007 as a Commissioner of Lake County, IL, from 1991 to the present on the board of Family Service, and from 2009 to the present on the board of trustees of Writers' Theatre. He has also been a consultant to the Federal Trade Commission since 1999 and the U.S. Department of the Treasury since 1993. He is a member of Phi Gamma Delta and Rotary International.

In light of his exceptional undertakings, Dr. Levy has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Levy has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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