Life Sciences Certificate Program for Professionals Offered

Release Date: August 21, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Professionals who are currently employed by the life sciences industry in Western New York, or who would like to be, are invited to register for "Becoming a Leader in the Life Sciences," a certification program offered by the University at Buffalo's Division of Continuing and Professional Studies -- Millard Fillmore College.

The UB program will help mid-level professionals compete more successfully in the life sciences job marketplace and approach their current and future positions with a more strategic outlook based on needs and trends in the industry. The program also will be helpful to graduate students and those who may be changing careers and would like to know more about entrance into the local life sciences industry.

Participants will attend eight sessions Sept. 16 to Nov. 4, from 6-8 p.m. in the Zebro Conference Room, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 701 Ellicott Street in Buffalo.

The deadline for registration is Sept. 11. Class size is limited.

The program costs $249, which covers all course materials and instruction.

It is being offered with partial funding by the New York State Department of Labor and in partnership with UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences.

Topics to be covered include product development and regulatory affairs, management issues and biosciences business environment, corporate culture and career development, innovation and start-up business challenges and business plan development.

"This professional development program will help prepare employees of life sciences companies to take more supervisory roles in their companies and become more strategic in their thinking," said Eric Cornavaca, a founding partner of Buffalo Biosciences. Cornavaca has many years of experience in the life sciences industry and is the main instructor for the course.

Program information is available at or contact Larry Gingrich at or 829-3131.

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