Former Secretary of Health and Human Services to Lead Panel at 2012 BIO International Convention Panel Calls for the Urgent Need to Better Fuel the Biotechnology Pipeline with a Diverse Workforce

WHAT:                Thought leaders of industry, education, and government will gather to discuss fostering and recruiting a more diverse workforce in the biotechnology industry at the Diversity Summit, a special program on Monday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. The event will be featured at the 2012 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, taking place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

The 2012 Diversity Summit – Fueling our Industry Pipeline: An Eye on Education will consist of a panel of experts discussing the importance of recruiting and fostering a diverse workforce in the biotechnology field.

WHO:                  Moderator: Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

Speakers:
·       Dr. Brandi Kaye Freeman, Pediatric Fellow, Trustee to the Board of Trustees of the National Medical Association, Chairperson of the Post-Graduate Physician Scientific Section
·       Dr. Norbert G. Riedel, Corporate Vice President, Chief Science and Innovation Officer of Baxter International Inc.
·       Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch, Dean and Full Professor of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering, Morgan State University

WHEN:                Monday June 20th
3:00 pm

WHERE:              Room 211

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