Alumni Events

November 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Careers & Entrepreneurship in the Sciences: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics, Nov. 19

Careers and Entrepreneurship in the Sciences: Drugs, Devices and Diagnostics

Ohio University students are invited to Careers & Entrepreneurship in the Sciences: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics on Nov. 19, from 4 to  8:15 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

This event brings together students, educators, scientists, and industry executives and entrepreneurs from around the globe who are immersed in or want to know more about current and future opportunities in several exciting science sectors: drug discovery, medical devices, and diagnostics. It focuses on the career and entrepreneurial possibilities arising within these sectors, not just science or technology itself.

Attendees will see these industries from the perspective of entrepreneurs, scientists, industry executives, even investors.  The event features several prominent speakers, panels, and two networking receptions offering students (and all other guests) the chance to meet and talk with all participants and attendees. This format will bring to life stories for students who love science but may not intend to go to into care provider professions and for students who are engineers, are business-minded, or inventors – all thinking about building a future for themselves doing what they love.

Registration and Networking

4 – 4:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

4 – 4:50 p.m.

  • Paul J. Mass, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Laura Brege, General Partner, Red Rock Ventures and former CFO, COR Therapeutics

Keynote Remarks (Paul Mass introduction)

4:50 – 5:40 p.m.

  • Patrick Connelly, CEO, Pin Hill Ventures and Senior Vertex Pharmaceuticals Fellow Emeritus “Creating Innovative Medicines While Building a Biotech Business – Lessons Learned”

Panel “The Business of Science in the 21st Century: Drug Discovery”

5:40 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Bob Colvin, Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences,Ohio University, introduction of panel and moderator
  • John Kopchick (moderator). Distinguished Professor & Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University
  • Laura Brege, General Partner, Red Rock Ventures, former CFO, Cor Therapeutics
  • Tim Coleman, V.P., Operations at Immunomic Therapeutics
  • Jon Wang, Chief Scientific Officer and Sr. Vice President, CStone Pharmaceuticals

Panel “Entrepreneurship in Bioscience: No Cookie Cutter Approach”

6:30 – 7:20 p.m.

  • Kevin King, Corporate Engagement Office, Ohio University, introduction of panel and moderator
  • John Lewis (moderator) President and CEO, BioOhio
  • Jon Snyder, Founder, Executive Advisor, Neuros Medical, Inc.
  • Pam Groen, Global biomedical business leader and advisor
  • Brad Lang, Executive in Residence, BioEnterprise; Former scientist at Athersys.

Closing Reminders

7:20 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Paul Mass and Bob Colvin

Post-Event Reception

7:30 – 8:15 p.m.


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