KGI brings Kiran Mazum­dar-Shaw on board

BioSpectrum (India) - - PEOPLE NEWS -

Keck Grad­u­ate In­sti­tute (KGI), a leader in ap­plied life sci­ences and phar­macy ed­u­ca­tion, has added Bio­con Chair­per­son and Managing Direc­tor Kiran Mazum­dar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees. KGI's Board of Trustees con­sists of 26 leaders in the in­dus­tries of bio­sciences, health­care, and ed­u­ca­tion. Mazum­dar-Shaw is a pi­o­neer of the biotech­nol­ogy in­dus­try in In­dia, and through a grow­ing part­ner­ship with KGI, she es­tab­lished Bio­con Academy, a Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence for Ad­vanced Learn­ing in Bio­sciences, in 2014. The pro­gram de­vel­ops high-qual­ity biotech tal­ent that ad­dresses the needs of the biotech­nol­ogy sec­tor in In­dia.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with KGI, Bio­con Academy's flag­ship cer­tifi­cate pro­gramme in bio­sciences is an 18-week pro­gramme that in­cludes class­room ses­sions in the ar­eas of drug de­vel­op­ment, re­search and de­vel­op­ment, and qual­ity and reg­u­la­tory af­fairs. All ses­sions are de­liv­ered by renowned fac­ulty from KGI, along with ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing ses­sions at Bio­con through sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts. Mazum­darShaw's com­mit­ment to af­ford­able health­care ex­tends be­yond busi­ness. Her phil­an­thropic ini­tia­tives are directed at mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of marginal­ized com­mu­ni­ties. She is mak­ing an en­dur­ing im­pact on so­ci­ety through Bio­con Foun­da­tion's ini­tia­tives in the area of pri­mary health­care, ed­u­ca­tion, and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment.

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