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Letter from the President
Can you believe that 2013 is almost half over?
Q2 was as busy as our first quarter. We hosted several events like Washington as an Antibody Hub, Mobile Health: In the Market, In the Lab and In Between and a breakfast meeting at this year’s BIO International Convention, where 75 attendees from all over the globe came to hear about life sciences in Washington state! We also hosted Johnson & Johnson for our latest VIP Forum, and hosted another WINGS investor dinner. Our 4th annual Life Science Leadership Summit in Spokane was a big success, with more than 100 attendees from across the state, including company executives, government officials and some of the leading research institutions in the state!
It is that time of year that our attention is really focused on Life Science Innovation Northwest (LSINW). LSINW is our largest event of the year, with nearly 1000 attendees from all over the world coming to Seattle to meet with the leading life science innovators in the Pacific Northwest.
Working together for better health
Nearly 110 new members have already joined WBBA since the start of 2013! WBBA is now one of the nation's largest state life science associations.
Member Spotlight- The Professional Science Master's Degree at Washington State Univeristy
Washington State University launched the state’s first online Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree program in 2010, designed to equip scientists with the professional skills and credentials needed to advance their careers. The PSM is available online and on the Pullman campus through the School of Molecular Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The program has grown exponentially since its inception. “We are really pleased with the growth of the program,” said Norah McCabe, clinical associate professor of molecular biosciences and director of the PSM program. “The program not only helps place students in employment, but also helps WSU build crucial connections with Washington state businesses.”
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Jul. 10-11: LIFE SCIENCE INNOVATION NORTHWEST Conference
Aug. 22: WBBA Summer Social
Sept. 4 : VIP Forum with Eli Lilly
Sept. 9: WBBA Golf Invitational
Sept. 18: The Future is Now: P4 Medicine’s Healthcare Impact Today
Advertise with the WBBA!
Want to advertise your company or event to thousands of people in the biotech sector? Advertise on the WBBA website or in our next newsletter!
Contact Megan Jeffrey for information on how to post your listings and monthly page sponsorship opportunities.
WBBA's Online Career Center and Internship Programs Page
Our Career Center is the resource for life science jobs in Washington State.
One of WBBA’s top priorities is to help recruit, retain and train the talent needed to grow life sciences in Washington. We are driving to connect an innovative workforce to our emerging and dynamic organizations committed to better health solutions. Currently, there are over 65 life sciences positions posted in the WBBA online Career Center, all in Washington State. This year, employers have posted over 200 unique jobs. Visit the Career Center today to find your next job in the life sciences sector. Make sure to also check out our new page of WBBA Member-Based Internship Programs! If your company has openings, WBBA's Career Center is the best resource for qualified candidates within the life science industry.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available
The events, programs and actions of the WBBA are fueled by our members and sponsors. We are pleased to provide the 2013 Sponsor Prospectus for your consideration. If you have any questions please contact Dennis Kroft at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.456.9565.
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WBBA uses social media to interact with our members and thought leaders in the life sciences. Visit us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest business to business links and head to our Facebook and YouTube pages to view pictures and videos of our events. As our industry grows, you can't afford not to be part of the conversation.
Follow @NU_Seattle for news about the high-demand graduate degrees in science and technology, business and nonprofit leadership, and healthcare and education offered by Northeastern University–Seattle. Daily postings highlight new opportunities and exciting events for students and members of the academic and life sciences communities.