LISA JEFFERS RECEIVES an award from Guðni Jóhannesson, left, president of Iceland, and Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO of Kerecis, which developed the cod skin therapy.     submitted photo
LISA JEFFERS RECEIVES an award from Guðni Jóhannesson, left, president of Iceland, and Fertram Sigurjonsson, CEO of Kerecis, which developed the cod skin therapy. submitted photo

     THERE’S NOTHING LIKE a proud pop.

     Just ask Ron Triemstra of Green Lake.

     He has two daughters.

     “I’m very proud of them both, how hard they’ve worked,” he said.

     One, he told me, is a product rep for a drug company.

     “Jennifer has a PhD in molecular or cellular biology or something like that, and she works for a pharmaceutical company in California ... [She] flies all over the country promoting their products,” Ron said.

     And the other? There she is, in the photo at the right side of this page.

     That’s her with the president of Iceland, accepting a major award.

     Why, you ask?

     It has to do with burns, cod and a major medical advance she’s helping pioneer. ...

     To read the entire column, see the April 18, 2019 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.