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WBBA Newsletter Article [UW Professional and Continuing Education] [Summer 2013] [06/13/13]
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 The Life Science Innovator 
  A WBBA Publication

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WBBA Industry Working Groups

Connect with your peers to meet the unique challenges your Organization faces.

Communicators Group
(Open to ALL WBBA Members)

The goal of this group is to give people who are responsible for “getting the word out” for their respective organizations a closed-forum to discuss the unique issues, problems and challenges that face the people within these organizations who are charged with fulfilling the role of communications, public relations, marketing, community outreach and investor relations, whether by specific title or by having it as one of their responsibilities.

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HR Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member HR professionals, no service providers)

You are invited to join over 50 of your HR colleagues from WBBA member companies, as we network, share ideas and exchange information about the challenges and issues we encounter while working in the biotechnology and biomedical fields. The Human Resources Group offers a variety of ways to connect with your colleagues. This is an excellent way to learn up-to-date information from professionals within our industry. You do not need to have an HR title in order to attend these meetings; you simply need to perform the human resources function for your company.

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Clean Science Group
(Open to any WBBA member interested in clean science and sustainability)

The goal of the WBBA Clean Science Group is to have a variety of representatives of the region's life science community dialoguing about solutions to minimize the impact of our scientific pursuits on the region. We also want to educate each other on the systems that are currently available to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and the associated costs of such systems. Biotech is an industry reliant on sterile, one-use products to ensure high quality research. This process generates a lot of waste. Is biotech doing everything it can to reduce waste, and increase recycling? Are we sacrificing the health of our planet for the health of people? Is there a way to create science that is clean and healthy for both the planet and for the people we are trying to heal? Are you interested in dialoguing about creating clean science? If so, then join the WBBA Clean Science Group on LinkedIn. We would like to have participation from various groups in the lab including facilities, operations, and lab managers. Together, we can help heal people, progress science and have a healthy place to live.

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Supply Chain Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Supply Chain/Purchasing professionals, no service providers)

This group offers supply chain, purchasing, and sourcing professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. If interested, please contact Blythe Price at

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Facilities/Engineering Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Facilities/Engineering professionals, no service providers)

This group offers Facilities and Engineering professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. If interested, please contact Blythe Price at

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Flexible Continuing Education from the University of Washington for Biotech and Biomedical Professionals

With changing trends and innovation in the biotech and biomedical fields, the skills needed by professionals continue to evolve. UW Professional & Continuing Education offers degrees and certificates designed to help you update your skills, boost your career or delve into a new field. Choose from more than 100 certificates, 60 degrees and hundreds of courses – all designed for busy adults, with flexible, part-time options in the evening, on weekends and online.

Certificates starting this fall include:

  • Applied Biostatistics (online)
  • Biomedical Regulatory Affairs
  • Biosensors & Biomaterials (online)
  • Biotechnology Project Management (online)
  • Clinical Trials
  • Drug Discovery & Design
  • Health Care Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Economics & Outcomes Research (online)
  • Medical Devices & Commercialization (online)
  • Translational Pharmaceutics

In addition to these certificates, the University of Washington offers master’s degrees in pharmaceutical bioengineering and biomedical regulatory affairs, which are both offered part time in the evenings. Across the board, UW Professional & Continuing Education leverages strong ties to industry experts in order to deliver informed, relevant and up-to-date programs, all of which are approved by University of Washington departments.

Feed your curiosity at UW Professional & Continuing Education. And keep learning.

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