Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 @ 6 p.m.
Explore the field of drug discovery, including vaccine research and development for infectious diseases, such as the Zika virus and Ebola virus.
This session will:
- Explore the process and business of drug discovery, including vaccine development
- Describe the necessary skills and occupational opportunities for drug discovery
- Look at a typical “Day in the Life” of drug discovery professionals
- Answer your questions with regards to life and work as a drug discovery professional
- Come prepared to ask your questions and engage in meaningful, active discussion with a leading industry professional.
Event will include heavy appetizers and beverages.
Kevin Gilligan, Sr. Director of Medical Affairs, Clinical Research Management, Inc. (ClinicalRM)
30+ yrs. experience in health care, biotech, and pharmaceutical development at Bayer Corp., US Dept of Health and Human Services BioMedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, Innovative Genetics, and CommonWealth Biotechnologies.
Background in discovery science, vaccine discovery, development and testing, clinical study sample testing, diagnostic development and validation, immunology, virology, bacteriology, biologics process development and manufacturing and pathogen safety.
Extensive experience in management of $100M+ advanced development programs, procurement contracts for antivirals, management of contracts, management of proprietary products in emergency scenarios, emerging threat product development, conceiving and creating bio-threat countermeasures.
Lead inter-agency, interdisciplinary, private/public partnerships, to address outstanding public health crises.
Where will the event be held?
The event will be held at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UNCW CIE), located at 803 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403.
What are my parking options?
Please park in either the lot in front of or behind the UNCW CIE.
Who can I contact regarding any questions or concerns?
Please contact Randall Johnson at Randall_Johnson@ncbiotech.org at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Southeastern Office with any questions or concerns.
This event is hosted by the North Carolina Coast Clinical Research Initiative, sponsored by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center Southeastern Office, and the UNCW Student Association of Clinical Research. The event will enhance the region’s knowledge about topics specific to the clinical research cluster in southeastern North Carolina.