Four Leaders To Be Honored By The Science Center At 2023 Nucleus Awards

Celebrating 60 years of scientific innovation, the Science Center will honor four individuals who have demonstrated leadership in fostering a more innovative, collaborative, and equitable future during its annual Nucleus Awards, presented by CSL.

The Nucleus Awards, taking place on September 26th, is the Science Center’s annual celebration convening the region’s leaders in support of cementing Philadelphia as a hub of innovation and discovery.

2023 Nucleus Award honorees:


Daniel M. Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, and President, Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company

Dr. Skovronsky joined Eli Lilly in 2010 when the company acquired Science Center-supported and uCity Square-based Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc., where he had been CEO since founding the company in 2004. At Lilly, Skovronsky has held various roles, including vice president, tailored therapeutics; vice president, diabetes research; and senior vice president, clinical and product development.


Margaret Berger Bradley

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

With more than 25 years focusing on community and economic development, building organizational capacity, and managing philanthropic investments, Ms. Berger Bradley joined Ben Franklin to lead the development and implementation of strategies and projects focused on creating partnerships that expand Ben Franklin’s access to capital and further the overall mission, with a particular focus on emerging impact investment strategies.


Sheila D. Ireland

President & CEO, Philadelphia OIC

Ms. Ireland has over 25 years of experience in leading human resources, training and organizational development and workforce development organization. Most recently she served as the Executive Director of Workforce Development for the City of Philadelphia where she managed Philadelphia’s first citywide workforce strategy, and Deputy Secretary of the Workforce Division of PA Labor and Industry. Under Ireland’s leadership, Philadelphia OIC is poised to continue its success and to achieve remarkable growth as a leading historic organization working at the intersection of social justice, economic empowerment, and workforce development.


Sulaiman W. Rahman

President & CEO, DiverseForce

Sulaiman W. Rahman is a visionary leader and CEO at DiverseForce, a human capital solutions firm that specializes in helping organizations to recruit, retain, engage, and develop top diverse talent. With decades of community building experience, Rahman founded UPPN, now known as BBEx Network, in 2007, which has become one of the Greater Philadelphia area’s largest and most respected professional networks, with over 20,000 subscribers representing diverse talent pipelines from early career to C-suite.


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