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Caitlin Kennedy

Caitlin Kennedy is a Manager in BIO’s Communications Department. She is a long-time native of the Washington, D.C. area and has worked at BIO since 2009.

Caitlin graduated the University of Delaware, where she studied Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Medicine. Caitlin has worked at such organizations as The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Communications and Quinn, Gillespie & Associates, Public Affairs.

What Caitlin likes best about BIO is working to bring awareness to the most recent and innovative therapies that can help save the lives of patients while bringing down the costs of health care.

She spends her free time working out to Shaun T’s Fitness DVDs, enjoying Jonah Hill’s authoritative guidance in the epicurean delights, and going on adventures with her dogs Murphy and Seamus.

Latest Posts

Opinion: “Florida’s families Depend on a Healthy Attitude Toward biotech”

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Mary Hartney, President of the Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association, recently submitted an opinion piece to The Ledger arguing that Floridians need to develop a healthier attitude towards biotech. In her piece, A Polk Perspective: Florida’s families depend on a healthy attitude toward biotech, explains that as a mother of two teenage daughters she worries over what kind of future they will have if activists block advances in the application of biotechnology. Read below an excerpt of her submission: Florida needs this technology to fight diseases in agriculture Read More >

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Less Than 65 Days Until “One Health” Day!

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“One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and the environment.”  The One Health Commission is a globally focused organization dedicated to promoting this “One Health” concept. Essentially The Commission seeks to “Connect” One Health Advocates, to “Create” networks and teams that work together across disciplines, and to “Educate” about One Read More >

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Can Technology Drive New Spurt in Agricultural Productivity?

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Rapid increases in productivity have more than doubled U.S. agricultural output since the end of World War II, allowing food production to keep pace with or exceed population growth. AgriPulse recently published a piece that takes a look at weather or not agricultural productivity gains can be sustained or even enhanced with application of new technologies in the short term. An excerpt of the article can be found here: …USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has been explaining to several Read More >

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#BIOABS16 Will Highlight Biotech Solutions to Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases

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More than 60 percent of infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals, and 75 percent of the emerging human pathogens are also expected to be zoonotic. HIV and Ebola are modern day examples of viruses that originated in animals and spread to humans. Even though most zoonotic diseases are not as deadly as HIV/AIDS, all strain public health resources, and some harm a region’s economy and even threaten national security. The severity of the Read More >

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Celebrate International Beer Day with Biotech!

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On the first Friday of every August, bars, restaurants, beer lovers and pubs all over the world get together to celebrate International Beer Day (IBD). Founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration. International Beer Day has three declared purposes: To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer. Read More >

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