KGI Announces Summer Institute Providing Business Education for Scientists

CLAREMONT, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) today announced that it will conduct its first Summer Institute, an intensive short course providing business education for industry scientists from July 20 to July 25, 2008.

"Professional development courses are a vital means for biotech companies to retain their talented scientists and researchers and to further develop their talents," said T. Gregory Dewey, PhD, KGI's senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty and Robert E. Finnigan professor. "KGI's Summer Institute is designed to assist scientists in developing vital skills outside of the laboratory that will allow them to become leaders within their organizations."

The Summer Institute is geared towards scientists with at least five years of experience working for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics and agricultural biotech companies who want to become strategic business managers.

Through classroom discussions and group interaction, participants of the Summer Institute will gain a comprehensive view of the life sciences industry of today and tomorrow.

The institute will feature a keynote address by David Flores, president and CEO of BioCentury Publications, to kickoff the event on July 20. The six-day institute will cover the following subject areas: Strategy, finance and accounting (July 21); marketing, clinical trials and management (July 22); alliances, licensing, operations management and supply chain (July 23); organizational behavior, leadership and career management (July 24); and industry panels on networking and the future of biotech (July 25).

For more information about the Summer Institute, contact Diana Bartlett, director of corporate partnerships, at [email protected]

KGI Background

Educating the future leaders of the bioscience industry, Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) offers an interdisciplinary graduate education through its Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program and its PhD program in Applied Life Sciences. Using team-based learning and real-world projects, KGI's innovative curriculum seamlessly combines applied life sciences, bioengineering, bioethics and business management. KGI also has a robust research program concentrating on the translation of basic discoveries in the life sciences into applications that can benefit society. KGI is a member of The Claremont Colleges, located in Claremont, California.

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences is dedicated to education and research aimed at translating into practice, for the benefit of society, the power and potential of the life sciences.

SOURCE Keck Graduate Institute

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