Events

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2013
    1:00pm - 2:00pmCenter for Care and Discovery Conference Room 05-341

    JamesGill

    James J. Gillespie, Ph.D., is President & CEO of the Center for Healthcare Innovation (www.chisite.org), a 501(c)(3) research center and thought-leadership institution focusing on the global life sciences industry. He is a scholar, executive, and entrepreneur, with an expertise focusing on the strategy, analytics, and operations of the biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical sectors. Dr. Gillespie is CEO and Managing Director of the Chicago Life Sciences Consortium, a resource for early and middle stage biotechnology, medical device, and healthcare companies in the metropolitan Chicago area. He is Co-Leader of the Working Group on Innovation & Interoperability (WGII), a healthcare analytics project featuring executives from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), and Walgreens Corporation (WAGS). The WGII aims to leverage large claims, clinical, & prescription databases for high-powered analytics to improve healthcare quality, access, and outcomes. Dr. Gillespie serves as President and Board Member of the National Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Association (the leading professional organization for African-Americans in the life sciences industry), President and Board Member of the National Hispanic Life Sciences Society (the leading professional organization for Hispanic/Latino-Americans in the life sciences industry), and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Women In Healthcare & Life Sciences. Dr. Gillespie chairs the annual symposium “Globalization of Innovation: China, India, and US Life Science Markets” hosted by Microsoft Corporation and co-sponsored by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine. He founded and chairs the annual symposium “Diversity, Inclusion, & Life Sciences”, which has become the world’s #1 annual event focused specifically on the interface between diversity, inclusion, and the global life sciences industry. Dr. Gillespie’s research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, American Behavioral Scientist, European Journal of Social Psychology, Federal Reserve Bank, Harvard Business Review, and Strategic Management Journal. His education includes Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.A., Ph.D.; Harvard University School of Law, J.D.; Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, M.P.A.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.; and Carnegie Mellon University.

    This talk is co-sponsored by the Dept of Human Genetics. 

  • Wed
    16
    Oct
    2013
    12-1:30pmBSLC 205

    Join us for some pizza and a discussion with panelists on careers in science communication and writing. Panelist are:

    Eric Pierce - Publisher at BioCentury http://www.biocentury.com/about/Management
    Fabiola Rivas - Editor, Trends in Immunology at Cell Press http://www.cell.com/trends/immunology/
    Mary Napier - Research Consultant and Analyst at GeneCom Group http://www.genecom.net/about-us/consultants/
    Rob Mitchum - Communication Manager of the Computation Institute at UofC http://www.ci.anl.gov/

     

  • Fri
    18
    Oct
    2013
    8am - 5pmRound Lake, IL

    Registration for this event is closed

    Want to learn about careers for PhD students in biotech and pharma? Join the University of Chicago Biotechnology Association and Career Advancement on a trek to Baxter October 18th. Baxter is a global healthcare company with expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. We will be visiting Baxter’s Round Lake facility in north Chicagoland. During our visit we will learn about Baxter (headquartered in Chicago), hear from a panel of PhDs that currently work at Baxter in many different capacities, have lunch and network with panelists, and get a tour of the lab facilities. This is a full day trek and we will leave from the University of Chicago at 8am and return around 5pm. You will have the opportunity to meet and interact with employees of many disciplines at Baxter including Research and Development, Project Management, Marketing, Clinical Operations, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and IP Law. This event is co-sponsored by Career Advancement. Please email uchicagobiotech@gmail.com with any questions.

  • Wed
    23
    Oct
    2013
    5-6pmCLSC 119

    Raphael Mannino is the CEO of Aquarius Biotechnology (http://www.aquariusbio.com), a company invested in converting IV drugs to orally administered drugs.  Oral drug delivery overcomes several challenges associated with IV administration, such as risk of infection, patient discomfort from injections, and higher cost of care. Aquarius partners with biotech and pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs using a revolutionary drug delivery platform called “cochleates.”

    Mr. Mannino will be speaking with us about his career path and his time at Aquarius.  He will also highlight how networking has guided his career advances.  Mr. Mannino is completing an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a B.A. in mathematics from Columbia University.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2013
    4-5pmKCBD 1103

    stevecollens

    Please join us for a talk with Steven Collens, Senior Vice President at The Pritzker Group, Nov 14th 4-5pm in KCBD 1103. A reception will follow.

    Steven Collens leads strategic initiatives for Pritzker Group, the investment firm led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker. Steven led the team that created 1871, Chicago’s center for digital startups, and is currently helping build a new startup center for bioscience companies. He previously worked at Abbott in a variety of domestic and international functions, including product management, policy and public affairs. In 2005 he started an internet business intended to put patients at the center of their own care – giving them control over their data and allowing HCPs to coordinate the care of their patients. Prior to Abbott, Steven served as a policy advisor to a US Senator. Steven holds an MBA from Kellogg and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on the board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, which runs 1871, as well as the Academy for Global Citizenship, the Chicago Artists' Coalition and the Civic Federation.

    Email uchicagobiotech@gmail.com with any questions. 

    RSVPs are requested at http://goo.gl/DY89EU

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2013
    4-5pmKCBD 1103

    CristalThomasPlease join us for a talk with Dept Governor of Illinois Cristal Thomas Nov 18th 4-5pm in KCBD 1103. A reception will follow.

    This event is hosted by UCBA and co-sponsored by PDA and Career Advancement. Email uchicagobiotech@gmail.com with any questions. 

    RSVPs are requested at http://goo.gl/trDwsz

    Cristal Thomas was appointed by Governor Quinn in February 2011, she is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Governor’s policy agenda and advising the Governor on critical policy, budget and management issues. Cristal’s primary areas of expertise include Medicaid and health care reform, performance management, budgeting, policy development and program design. 

    Immediately preceding her appointment as Deputy Governor, Cristal was Region V Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this capacity she was responsible for advancing HHS priorities, including the Affordable Care Act, within a six state region. Before joining HHS she was Executive Director of the Ohio Executive Medicaid Management Administration, where she provided strategic direction and led business process improvement projects across six state agencies responsible for health care, aging, public health, behavioral health and developmental disability systems. She has also served as Ohio Medicaid Director, Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Management and Budget.

    Cristal has a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and a Masters degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.

 

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  • Treks
  • Fab Lab II