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When Opposites Attract...

CATEGORY: The Arts

What’s Your Purpose?

CATEGORY: Meeting of the Minds

I volunteered on the Martin Luther King Day of Service, along with some 60 other people, to paint the doors and hallways of a Boys and Girls Club in Northeast D.C. This project was one of many organized by “D.C. Cares” for this day. We were not the most skilled team, but the leaders had organized well and we knew what had to be done. My friends and I worked side-by-side with young lawyers, government workers and other professionals. Except for me and my buddies, all were recently out of school. We chatted non-stop about our lives and work, while painting the targets as well as our faces, clothes and too much of the floor. At the end of three hours the hallway glistened and we were all smiling with satisfaction.

No experience is off limits for a business connection. So, stay alert.

CATEGORY: Uncategorized, Meeting of the Minds

Last week, we sold our house after eight agonizing months on the market. Today was the closing. As you can imagine, despite my day job, the last thing on my mind was FDA regulations for biotech product development.
I got to the meeting early and met the man who is buying our house. He was in [...]

Will Any of These Students be Future Nobel Prize Winners... or Johns Hopkins Researchers? We Hope So!

CATEGORY: K-12 Outreach

Students scooping cups of beans into a container may not seem like a scientific learning experience, but it is when you equate those beans with the investment needed to take a drug from discovery to commercialization.

Observations from a Day of Moving

CATEGORY: Uncategorized, Meeting of the Minds

I asked for a skilled team for the move. Movers who understand that all the items they relocate are valuable to me, as are the freshly-painted walls and the hardwood floors.

John, Forrest, Noah and Andrew were the crew. John was the entrepreneur, Forrest the musician and teacher, Noah the poet and Andrew the marketer and crew chief.

Steve Burrill Predicts a ‘Sea Change’ for Pharma

CATEGORY: Uncategorized

Steve Burrill's most recent 'State of the Industry' talk given at this year's BIO International conference in Atlanta offered a little tough love to the drug industry and raised some interesting questions about the future of personalized medicine. The Hopkins Biotech Network received a preview of this talk on the Friday before BIO and has the opportunity to speak with Mr. Burrill about his thoughts and predictions. There are over 150 slides in total, but we have broken them up and are including the first section here with the permission of Burrill and Company.

Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus to Host 200 Seventh Grade Students for First Annual Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day

CATEGORY: K-12 Outreach

Montgomery county middle school students will get a rare opportunity on Oct. 9 to learn first-hand about exciting career opportunities in medicine and science during the Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day at the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center. The event grew out of a collaboration among health-care providers, biotech companies, universities and research organizations that sit on the Rockville campus and is designed to help increase interest in careers in science and medicine among local students.

Area Artists

CATEGORY: The Arts

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