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A champion of hope

01 October 2016

In May, Stowers Institute Co-Founder Virginia Stowers was recognized by the Center for Practical Bioethics with the 2016 Vision to Action Award presented at their annual dinner. The award honors individuals who encourage and exhibit the highest ethical standards of conduct in their leadership, vision, and commitment.

Virginia was selected for her lifelong commitment to her family, her community, and the fields of healthcare, nursing, and biomedical research. She has approached all of these commitments with humility and integrity, which, according to John Carney, president and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics, are reflective of the core values of the Center.

At the event, Virginia’s son, Jim Stowers III, spoke of her selfless devotion to her family while she maintained a thirty-year career as a nurse anesthetist. He lauded her for her years of service to many community organizations, including the Center, and for the vision and tenacity that led to her co-founding the Stowers Institute with his father, Jim Stowers Jr.

The Center for Practical Bioethics is a nonprofit organization nationally recognized for its work in practical bioethics.

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