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Expanding Opportunities to Explore Biotechnology Careers

Jim Koeninger, Executive Director of HOSA—Future Health Professionals

By Jim Koeninger, PhD, Executive Director, HOSA—Future Health Professionals HOSA—Future Health Professionals, with nearly 150,000 members in 48 states and territories, has built and maintained a pipeline of future health professionals in secondary and postsecondary/collegiate institutions to work collaboratively and cooperatively to develop and produce a highly trained workforce for the health professions. HOSA is proud that this is our 27th consecutive year of increasing membership in our nearly 4,000 chapters with 48 percent minority participation. Read More >

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2012 BIO International Convention: Exploring Massachusetts

Bob Coughlin

By Bob Coughlin, President & CEO, MassBio Of course the 2012 BIO International Convention will be a great chance to connect, partner, network and learn. And convention-goers will have the chance to check out Boston’s Innovation District, which surrounds the Convention Center. But why not take some time while you’re in the Boston area to explore the biotech clusters outside metro Boston? There’s something for everyone here in Massachusetts! Head North of the City… The Read More >

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IP Creates Jobs for America

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By Mark Elliot, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center In May, the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) was proud to unveil the results of our state intellectual property (IP) jobs research, which has been a year in the making. The study, IP Creates Jobs for America, provides real, tangible evidence that the economic benefits of IP are broad and far-reaching. In looking at a variety of government data on intellectual Read More >

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ALS Awareness Month: 10 Things You Should Know About ALS

Steve Perrin

By Steve Perrin, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and CSO, ALS Therapy Development Institute May is a month full of many exciting and celebratory days: college graduations, Mother’s day and Memorial Day.  It is a month typified by excitement, renewal, anticipation and remembrance.  It is also the month in the United States where we recognize all those living with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  If you don’t know someone already living with this currently Read More >

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People With Rare Diseases Face a Host of Unique Challenges

Dennis Jackman

By Dennis Jackman, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, CSL Behring People with rare and serious medical disorders encounter a host of unique challenges–from obtaining a correct diagnosis, to identifying an appropriate course of treatment and gaining affordable access to the care they need.  They and their families, caretakers and health care providers face a constant struggle to identify and access available resources, away from the attention of traditional media that focuses on more common disorders Read More >

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