BioPharma Manufacturing in Massachusetts: A Talent Powerhouse Continues to Fuel Growth

December 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Webinar, click "live-stream" button to view

Add to Calendar 12/8/2020 10:00:00 AM 12/8/2020 11:00:00 AM BioPharma Manufacturing in Massachusetts: A Talent Powerhouse Continues to Fuel Growth

Massachusetts has long been the epicenter of biopharma research and development. Years of investment and collaboration between industry, academia, and government has provided biopharma manufacturers a rich and deep talent landscape in Massachusetts. Join leaders in the biopharma industry and higher education as they discuss current talent development assets, share initiatives to grow talent even further, and look to the future as the industry continues its growth in Massachusetts.

This virtual Forum, hosted in partnership by MassBio, MassECON, MassBioEd, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, will include an overview of current biopharma talent assets and how the pool of talent has grown in recent years, followed by an industry-higher education panel that will share case studies on collaboration and insights on what is on the horizon for new talent development.

Please learn more about our higher education panelists and their programs here: 

Here is the agenda for the event:
  • Welcome from Bob Coughlin – 2 minutes
  • Overview / State of Biomanufacturing in MA from Ryan Mudawar, MLSC – 6-8 minutes
  • Moderated panel & Q&A – 40 minutes
  • Wrap-up – 2-5 minutes

NOTE: MassBio makes every effort to accommodate our entire community at each of our events. Please let us know at least 3 days in advance of the event if you require special accommodations, such as captioning.

Webinar, click "live-stream" button to view
Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Middlesex Community College
Kate Sweeney currently leads the STEM division at Middlesex Community College. She holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a MS in Organizational Psychology from Salem State College and a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Rhode Island. She provides leadership and oversight for faculty, curriculum, budget, scheduling, and facilities in the STEM area and is experienced in fiscal planning and resource management, curriculum development and management, grant development and implementation, outcomes assessment, and strategic planning. Her work focuses on enhancing STEM student success. She has led multiple initiatives which have resulted in the development of curriculum in Lab science, Information Technology/Cybersecurity, Computer science, Mathematics and Engineering, as well as 3 major grant efforts designed to improve the learning environment in IT,CAD, Computer science, and Biotechnology. She has been responsible for several key student success initiatives in the STEM area: Guided Pathways to Success in STEM a Department of Labor Grant which focused on improving completion and retention in STEM, STEM Starter Academy which funded programing to increase retention and completion in STEM by informing, engaging, and recruiting, into STEM programs leading to job placement or transfer to university STEM programs and careers, and a Mass Life Sciences grant which led to the construction of a state of the art Biotech teaching facility.

Brought to you by