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2014 Innovator of the Year winners announced!

2014 Innovator of the Year winners announced!

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The Daily Record announced Thursday its 2014 Innovators of the Year, celebrating Marylanders and Maryland-based companies for their innovative spirit.

Twenty-eight innovators will be celebrated during the awards event on Oct. 15 at the American Visionary Art Museum, at 800 Key Highway in Baltimore.

Innovator of the Year nominees were asked to complete an application that explained their innovation and the impact it has made on Maryland. The nominations were judged on their originality, impact, challenge and value. The Daily Record began the Innovator of the Year awards in 2002.

“This year’s Innovators of the Year are on the cutting edge. They represent the best of Maryland in diverse fields, such as technology, education, health care and community work,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They make the extraordinary, ordinary and the impossible, possible.”

Among this year’s honorees are Nancy S. Grasmick, of Towson University, for All SySTEMs Go, a coordinated, fully integrated research-based approach to launch Maryland students on a college and career pathway in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Another innovator, Dr. Matthew Frieman, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, conducted research to prevent and treat the deadly outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

2014 Innovator of the Year Winners!

Jan Baum

3D Maryland

Dr. Peter Beilenson

Evergreen Health

Richard China

International Green Structures LLC


DLA Piper

Frank Duduk

SmartSite LLC

Dr. Renee Foose

Howard County Public School System

Dr. Matthew Frieman

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Nancy S. Grasmick

Towson University

Harford County Public Library

John Herzenberg, M.D. & Shawn Standard, M.D.

LifeBridge Health

John Hoey

Y of Central Maryland

MaryBeth Hyland

United Way of Central Maryland

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States

Irwin R. Kramer

Kramer & Connolly

Eric Meyer


Tobin Moore

Optoro Inc.

Taylor M. Myers

MF Fire, Benefit LLC

Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Fran Pruce

Health Care for the Homeless

Dr. Jessica Rabin

Anne Arundel Community College

Agustin Ramos

NMS Healthcare

Brian Razzaque


Scott Rifkin, M.D.

Mid-Atlantic Healthcare

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Dr. Michael S. Scott

Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative

Ginette Serrero

A&G Pharmaceutical Inc.

Laurie Vaudreuil

Mosaic Power

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