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Supporting the Next Generation of Scientists

  • Posted by Becky Malone, Engagement and Communications SpecialistAEN_photo_1280x960
    Today, our Research Triangle Park office in Raleigh, North Carolina hosted its fifth annual Academic Engagement Night.

    More than 90 undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professors, came from eight universities across North Carolina – Duke University, University of North Carolina, Meredith College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, Campbell University, Appalachian State, and Elon University. Throughout the event, students learned about UCB’s patient value strategy and engaged in discussions about different ways they can impact the future of the evolving healthcare ecosystem.

    The goal of Academic Engagement Night is to share valuable insights with the next generation of bright scientists and clinicians, who are eager to make a difference in science and healthcare. Students learned how a medicine transforms from a molecule to a solution for patients as well as how UCB is innovating to better serve patients. Students were also challenged to reflect on the type of company they might want to work for in the future, learn about core competencies needed to gain employment in the industry, and build networks with mentors at various levels and disciplines at UCB.

    At UCB, we are committed to supporting STEM education within our local communities. This annual event helps us strengthen partnerships with universities that have top-rated science and healthcare programs so we can work together to champion future scientists. We believe encouraging STEM education and students is one way we can play a part in bettering the future of healthcare as well as the lives of the patients we serve.