President and Co-Founder, Hepatitis B Foundation, its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, and the PA Biotechnology Center
Dr. Timothy Block is president and co-founder of the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF), which created the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute in 2003 (formerly the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research) to fulfill its research mission. The Institute was renamed to honor the late Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus and helped establish the HBF.
In 2006, the HBF established the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County to expand its research capabilities and it is owned in partnership with Del Val University.
Tim has been involved in viral hepatitis research for more than thirty years and is internationally recognized for his outstanding scholarship and scientific contributions. He was named judges’ choice CEO of the Year in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Inaugural Life Sciences Awards (2010), and named one of 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life-Sciences Industry in 2011 by PharmaVoice Magazine.
In 2009, Tim was named an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition he serves on several NIH study sections; is an elected fellow for the International Union Against Cancer and of the Glycobiology Institute of the University of Oxford; has been continuously funded by the NIH for the past 30 years, primarily as a principal investigator; and is a recipient of awards and patents for his scientific achievements.
In April 2007, he was awarded the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award by the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce for his work with the Hepatitis B Foundation. Tim received his PhD in biochemistry from the University at Buffalo–SUNY and completed his post-doctoral training at Princeton University.