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Community College Day at BIO 2011

Presenter: Lisa Seidman, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI Regenerative medicine is one of the rapidly growing areas in biotechnology. Madison Area Technical College has initiated a certificate program to educate students in the use of stem cells for research, clinical, and drug development applications. Students obtain extensive hands-on training in handling and characterizing stem cells. They learn about the science and ethics of stem cell use. The program also emphasizes the business and regulatory considerations relating to these cells to prepare students for employment in stem cell-based companies. Lisa Seidman, Ph.D. has been an instructor ... Read more
Presenter: Russ H. Read , National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce Russ H. Read will provide an overview of The Manufacturing Institute's agreement with the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce and its implications for the biotechnology workforce. The National Association of Manufacturer's Manufacturing Institute and the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce have teamed up to study the application of NAM industry endorsed credentials in the biotechnology workforce space. For more information on the NCBW- see Russ H. Read has worked in the bioscience industry for over thirty five years. Formerly he was an ... Read more
Presenter : Dr. V. Celeste Carter, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation. The National Science Foundation is the biggest supporter of STEM education at community colleges. Carter discussed funding opportunities and the role of the NSF in funding STEM projects at 2 yr colleges. Read more
Presenter: John Ludlow, PhD , Senior Director Process Research & Assay Development, Tengion, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Dr. Ludlow has been with Tengion since 2005. After spending 10 years conducting tumor suppressor research at the University of Rochester (NY), Dr. Ludlow went on to become Director of the Cell Therapy Program for Incara Pharmaceuticals, Senior Director of the Cell Therapy Program for Vesta Therapeutics, and is currently Senior Director of Process Research and Assay Development at Tengion. He has developed and managed research and pre-clinical programs for cell and tissue engineered products, initiated clinical trial sites, and has worked ... Read more