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Schedule of Events

9:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Ann Richmond, PhD, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Research Education & Training, Vanderbilt University

9:15 – Keynote Address: Biomedical Careers in Industry 

Robert Copeland, PhD, Vice President, Biology, Oncology Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

9:55 – Break

10:05 – Morning Panel Discussion 

Robert Copeland, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
Jonathan Yingling, PhD, CSO, Angiogenesis and Tumor Microenvironment, Eli Lilly
Deanna Adams, PhD, Institute Fellow, Department of Lead Discovery, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
Josh Nickols, PhD, MBA, Business Manager, Sports Medicine, BioMimetic Therapeutics

11:30 – Lunch with the Panelists (North Lobby of Light Hall)

If you ordered business cards, you will be able to pick them up during lunch. Please bring your $18 payment with you when you pick up the cards. Preferred form of payment is a check made out to the BRET office or an 1180, though cash will also be accepted.

12:30 – Afternoon Panel Discussion 

Jim Stefansic, PhD, MBA, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Pathfinder Therapeutics
Ryan Bartlett, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Protein Biology, Monsanto Company
Birgit Priest, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Ion Channel Department, Merck Research Laboratories
Molly Thoreson, PhD, Senior Regional Medical Liaison, Scientific Affairs Department, Amgen Inc.

2:00-3:00 – Afternoon Reception with the Speakers (North Lobby of Light Hall)

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Medical Alumni Association