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Allan W. Wolkoff, MD
Physician of the Year Award 

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Dr. Allan W. Wolkoff, Professor of Medicine and Anatomy & Structural Biology, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, and Associate Chair of Medicine for Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been invited to receive the 2015 American Liver Foundation Physician of the Year Award at the Honors Gala on September 29, 2015.

Dr. Wolkoff's extraordinary record of service to the American Liver Foundation has included long-term leadership as a member of the Board of Directors and past chair. "Dr. Wolkoff's vision has strengthened our organization and helped us make a difference to those living with liver disease," said Lisa Gallipoli, Executive Director of the American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Division.

Dr. Wolkoff is a pioneer in the combining of disciplines that inform basic understanding of hepatocyte function and relation to disease and is recognized worldwide for providing new windows into physiology and pathophysiology. He has had articles published in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, given many invited lectures, and had continuous NIH-supported research. Additionally, he has served on advisory committees of several NIH-supported liver research centers.

Dr. Wolkoff's interest in research was sparked when he worked in a biochemistry lab to help pay college bills. He completed a medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and, with the exception of a two-year period as Clinical Associate in Gastroenterology-Hepatology in the Digestive Disease Branch of the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism and Digestive Disease, he has remained at Einstein ever since. His early mentor, Irwin M. Arias, M.D. of the National Institutes of Health said of his work, "He built an exemplary global reputation in hepatology research, education, training and scholarship. A major participant in the creation of the Marion Bessin Liver Research Center at Albert Einstein, Dr. Wolkoff has taken advantage of the strong, interactive basic science departments and is a leader in bridging understanding of hepatocyte biology with the pathogenesis of acquired and inheritable liver diseases." 

The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Division is proud to honor Dr. Wolkoff this year.

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Corporate Partner of the Year 
Award accepted by:  Lutz Schlicht, Vice President, US Hepatology 

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AbbVie will be celebrated as the American Liver Foundation’s Corporate Partner of the Year at the 2015 Honors Gala in acknowledgement of AbbVie’s global role in the advancement of treatment for liver patients. AbbVie has been a tremendous partner of the American Liver Foundation – as a national sponsor of the Foundation’s signature fundraising events, the Liver Life Walks and Flavors dinners, a local sponsor of events and programs for our 16 divisions nationwide, as well as a sponsor of the Greater New York Division. The American Liver Foundation is proud to celebrate AbbVie as Corporate Partner of the Year.   

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Amida Care
Spirit of New York Award
Award accepted by: Doug Wirth, President/CEO


Amida Care is a private, not-for-profit health plan serving communities throughout New York City, specializing in comprehensive health coverage and medical, behavioral and psychosocial support for Medicaid and Medicare recipients with multiple chronic conditions, including Hepatitis C (HCV). The plan is recognized in the health care industry for providing high quality, coordinated care that helps each person get the right care at the right time. Amida Care’s mission-driven approach is based on working closely with each member and surrounding him or her with a community of committed providers who direct their care and respond to their needs, including primary care physicians, specialists, case managers, health navigators, and behavioral health specialists. Amida Care has a long-standing commitment to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, specifically through Live Life Plus, its non-profit Medicaid HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP). Approximately one of three people with HIV are co-infected with Hepatitis C. Co-infection can cause higher levels of HCV in the blood, a faster progression of HCV and an increased risk for cirrhosis of the liver. Amida Care is committed to improving the health of its members and citizens of New York City, and as such is the recipient of this year’s SPIRIT OF NEW YORK award.


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Greg Flood
Humanitarian of the Year Award 

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Greg Flood is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IronPro®, Ironshore's professional liability arm. Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Flood was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Union Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of American International Group. Before this position, Mr. Flood co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Specialty Risk (GSR), a D&O specialty insurer launched in 2000 and subsequently acquired by AIG. Previously, Flood was President of AIG's Mergers and Acquisitions Insurance Services Division. From 1988 to 1998 he served in a variety of positions with National Union. Mr. Flood also worked as a broker and Vice President with Marsh & McLennan.   The American Liver Foundation, Greater New York Division is proud to honor Mr. Flood at this year’s Gala for his life-long commitment to improving the health and well-being of individuals, their families and their companies.