WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 Vida Health Communications, Inc. ofCambridge, MA has been selected as one of the winners of the 2007 TibbettsAwards by the Small Business Technology Council. Lisa McElaney, President andCo-founder of the health and education media advocacy company, will receivethe award on Oct. 10 at the Westin Washington, located at 1400 M Street NW inWashington, D.C.
Named for Roland Tibbetts -- the person acknowledged as the father of theSmall Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program -- these prestigious,national awards are made annually to those small firms, projects,organizations and individuals judged to exemplify the very best in SBIRachievement. Vida Health is one of 55 companies in the U.S. to receive thisaward, selected from over 4,000 companies that receive contract and grantsunder the SBIR Program each year.
Vida Health Communications, Inc. specializes in producing innovative andhighly tailored media approaches to critical public health problems. Vida'snumerous contributions to the field of public health shape current care-givingpractices for populations-at-risk and clinicians who care or them. In November2006, Vida received the C. Everett Koop Surgeon General's Award, a specialrecognition for outstanding achievement in health education, at theInternational Health and Medical Media Festival. The honor came for Focus onthe Brain, Vida's recent SBIR-funded DVD program which illuminates emergingresearch related to brain development in preterm infants. Vida is therecipient of 105 similar awards.
For more information contact Lisa McElaney of Vida Health Communicationsat 617-549-5506 or 617-864-4334 x 15 or Jere Glover with the Small BusinessTechnology Council at 202-662-9700.
Since its inception in 1995, SBTC (http://www.sbtc.org) has played acrucial role in promoting congressional legislation and federal regulationsthat aid small, technology-based companies -- including re-authorization ofthe SBIR program.
This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visithttp://www.ereleases.com.The complete list of winners can be found athttp://www.tibbettsawards.org.
SOURCE Vida Health Communications, Inc.