BIOSCIENCE CAREERS FORUM

CONNECTICUT Shaping the Future of Healthcare: The Role of Innovation in Rapid Technology Development

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  • Get the perspective from the industry leaders
  • Learn about exciting career and educational opportunities in bioscience, technology, and related business venture
  • Develop tools for landing a job, and networking skills for professional development

Virtual Event
2022 Bioscience Careers Forum
Friday, April 8, 2022

Program

9:00 – 9:30 am OPENING REMARKS

Joseph Bertolino, President, Southern Connecticut State University
Michael Piscitelli, City of New Haven

State BioScience Caucus Chairs:
Representative David Yaccarino
Senator Christine Cohen

9:30 – 9:35 am INTRODUCTION OF THE KEYNOTE

Sarah Wojiski,
Director of Education, The Jackson Laboratory
  

9:35 – 10:30 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Patti Compton
Vice President, Head of Statistical Programming and Analysis, Pfizer
   

10:30 – 10:40 am BREAK
   
10:40 – 11:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION

Perspectives from Senior Scientists Moderator 
Usha Pillai, Bioscience Management Consultant and Strategist

Panelists
Patti Compton, Vice President, Head of Statistical Programming and Analysis, Pfizer
Mark Adams, Professor and Deputy Director, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Yashoda Sharma, Program Director, Digital Medical Society
Shira Landskroner-Eiger,  Associate Director External Innovation, Ipsen
   

Transition to Networking Programming

11:30 – 12:10 pm

“Skills Acquisition and Development of the Workforce”

Aimee O’Shea, SCSU Office of Career and Professional Development, Interim Director
Kristen Seda, SCSU Coordinator for Corporate Partnerships and Experiential Learning
  

12:10 - 12:55pm Networking opportunity – practice what you have learned 
   
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm PANEL DISCUSSION 

“Perspectives from Early Career Scientists”

Moderator 
Sarah Wojiski, Director of Education, The Jackson Laboratory

Victoria Godoy, Clinical Genomic Technologist, The Jackson Laboratory
Lionel Meda, External Vendor Packaging Coordinator, Pfizer
Amber Fearnley, Intern, Evolvelmmune Therapeutics, Southern CT State University Student
Ashley Johnson, Clinical Quality and Operations Assistant, The Jackson Laboratory
   

1:55-2:00 pm Introduction of Lt. Governor of Connecticut
   
2-2:20 pm Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz
  
2:20-2:30 pm Closing
   

Keynote Speaker

Compton


Patti Compton

Vice President, Head of Statistical Programming and Analysis, Pfizer

Patti Compton is Head of Statistical Programming and Analysis within Global Product Development at Pfizer. With over 15 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, she has been responsible for operational expansions in the data field within Asia including China, India and Japan. She serves as a business sponsor for implementing technologies and methodologies to build a sustainable framework for data delivery. These include robotic process automation, digital tools, risk based monitoring methodology and innovative research approaches. She has a BA and a MS degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.

Panel 1 - Senior Scientists

Pillai

Usha Pillai

Founder and President
Aria Management Consulting, LLC

Moderator

Compton

Patti Compton

Vice President, Head of Statistical Programming and Analysis
Pfizer

Adams

Mark Adams

Deputy Director and Professor
The Jackson Laboratory

Sharma

Yashoda Sharma

Program Director for Digital Health Measures
Digital Medicine Society

Elger

Shira Landskroner-Eiger

Associate Director, External Innovation
Ipsen

Panel 2 - Early Career Panelists

Wojiski

Sarah Wojiski

Director of Education at the Jackson Laboratory

Moderator

Godoy

Victoria Godoy

Clinical Genomic Technologist, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, UConn, 2020

Johnson

Ashley Johnson

Clinical Quality and Operations Assistant, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Biomolecular Sciences, CSCU, 2020

Meda

Lionel Meda

Manager, Clinical Supply Operations, Pfizer
MBA University of Rhode Island School of Business
BS Biology/Biological Science, University of Connecticut

Amber-Fearnley

Amber Fearnley

Intern, Evolvelmmune Therapeutics, Southern CT State University Student, Educational path: Biotechnology Industries

Hosted by

Southern Connecticut State University
CSCU
BioPath
The Jackson Laboratory

The Jackson Laboratory
Southern Connecticut State University
BioPath: Bioscience Academic and Career Pathway Initiative
Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System

In partnership with:

BioCT

Participating Companies and Organizations

JAXcrop
Pfizer
Alexion
JBPPosterLogo-HighDef
Digital_Medical_Society
Evolvelmmune
Ipsen
BioCT
CTNext
NHIC