UCB - Georgia Tech Day

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UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company with North American headquarters in Smyrna, GA, will be hosting an Open House for Georgia Tech undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in learning about the biopharmaceutical industry. Participants will learn about UCB’s mission, vision and product portfolio, and what it takes to get a drug from the bench to the bedside.

Breakout sessions will cover several topics including: Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Product Commercialization and Supply Chain Logistics.

Why attend? 

  • Hear about UCB’s mission, vision and product portfolio
  • Learn about the drug development process 
  • Discover career paths in the biopharmaceutical industry 
  • Network with UCB employees 

Note: This event if free, but registration is required. Bus transportation will be provided.

Parking is limited and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.



11:30am   Departure from GT at corner of Ferst Drive and Cherry Street, See Map, for guests riding the bus to UCB Pharma - lunch will be provided

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Cynthia L. Sundell, PhD, Georgia Tech, and Bruce Lavin, Vice President, Medical Affairs, North America

1:10 pm – 1:45 pm - UCB: Mission, Vision & UCB Product Portfolio, Who are we? - Jeff Wren, Sr. Vice President & President UCB, North America

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm - Drug Development - Ismail Kola, Executive Vice President & President New Medicines

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm - Break / Networking

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm - Breakout Sessions (choice of 2)

  • Regulatory Affairs - Deborah Hogerman Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, North America
  • Medical Affairs - Bruce Lavin Vice President, Medical Affairs, North America
  • Product Commercialization - Scott Filosi, Vice President, Market Access & Pricing, North America
  • Manufacturing - Tom Fitzpatrick, Sr. Director Regulatory Supply Chain, USA, Canada, LATAM

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Student Led Panel Discussion 
Panelists: Deborah Hogerman, Bruce Lavin, Tom Fitzpatrick, Sr., Scott Filosi, Jody Russell
Moderator: Jaya Arya, Co-Chair of Bioengineering & Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS) Industry Committee

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Reception Networking




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  • Created By:Colly Mitchell
  • Created:09/23/2014
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:04/13/2017