Dr. Rin-Laures to Receive “Motivator Award” at the 2013 AWIS Chicago Awards Dinner

June 26, 2013

Partner Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D., will be honored at the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Awards Dinner on June 26, 2013 at Rezas Restaurant in Chicago. Dr. Rin-Laures will be presented with the association’s annual Motivator Award, which is given to individuals with demonstrated service, support, and mentorship of women in science. AWIS Chicago will also present its annual Innovator Award, which is given to a female scientist with innovative contributions to fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The dinner will include networking opportunities and brief talks by the award recipients regarding their careers and thoughts on women in science. For event details, visit the AWIS website.

Dr. Rin-Laures is committed to the advancement of women in her profession, as well as in the life science industry. She is a founding member of the Firm’s Committee on Diversity & Inclusion and was recognized as a 2012 Leading Law Firm Rainmaker in MCCA's Diversity & The Bar. Dr. Rin-Laures co-founded and was the first president of the Chicago Chapter of Women In Bio (WIB). WIB is a nationally recognized non-profit organization committed to bringing women in the life science industry together. She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, has been active on the committee for the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms and is a mentor for Menttium, a mentoring organization that supports leadership development and diversity.