Historic transplant pioneer recognized as annual Crystal Ball raises more than $100,000 for research and outreach to eliminate hepatitis B that affects 2 million Americans and 400 million worldwide
The 2014 Crystal Ball Gala, hosted by the Hepatitis B Foundation
(www.hepb.org), included an evening of dinner, dancing, a live and
silent auction, and awards ceremony that attracted hundreds of
But this year's event also included a unique star - one of the giants in the history of medicine.
More than 50 years after he performed the first liver transplants in
history, Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the Hepatitis B
Foundation's 2014 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize, the highest scientific honor
that the foundation confers.