Schedule of Events:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
208 Light Hall

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ann Richmond, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research Education & Training
Keynote address: Biomedical
Careers in Industry

Robert Copeland, GlaxoSmithKline
Morning panel discussion
Robert Copeland, GlaxoSmithKline
Jonathan Yingling, Eli Lilly
Deanna Adams, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Josh Nickols, BioMimetic Therapeutics
Networking luncheon with the speakers; Pick up business cards
Afternoon panel discussion
Jim Stefansic, Pathfinder Therapeutics
Ryan Bartlett, Monsanto
Birgit Priest, Merck
Molly Thoreson, Amgen
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association


Building on Basic Science:
Careers in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device Industries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
208 Light Hall
March 18, 2008

The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training, together with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and the student chapter of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association, is pleased to present “Building on Basic Science: Careers in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device Industries.”

This day-long event features panel discussions with scientists who have pursued both conventional (i.e. R & D) and unconventional (i.e. “business”-side) careers in industry. Our keynote speaker will give an overview of careers in industry and speak to common perceptions about industry science. Then, our panelists will take your questions during the panel discussions. Want to know more about the panelists so you can get your questions ready? Read their speaker bios.

Students and postdocs will have an opportunity to network with the panelists during lunch and an afternoon reception. Want to look more professional when you meet the speakers? Consider getting business cards printed! For a limited time, students and postdocs can order business cards through Vanderbilt printing for 50% off the normal price. Visit the business card page to find out more about this special, limited-time offer.

The Symposium is designed primarily for graduate students and post-docs, but all are welcome. There is no fee for Vanderbilt or Meharry registrants, but advance registration is requested.



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