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HBN President Farewell

By June 1, 2014Featured

Dear HBN Community,

As outgoing Co-President, I would like to thank you for your continued support of HBN. Our engaged community is the lifeblood of our student group and our number one asset. It is a hallmark of our success in our 11th year at JHU that we continue to grow in size and stay as relevant as ever.

With over 4,000 members across social media and our newsletter, The Transcript, we are a link between all JHU campuses and the biotechnology industry in Maryland and at large. HBN is a true melting pot; we are one of few campus-wide groups to count among our membership PhD students, MBA students, postdocs, MS students, faculty and staff, in addition to biotech professionals and alumni from across the globe. Our mission is equally scientific and professional, and I believe this is the reason that HBN will always have something to offer the JHU community.

Over the past year we have sponsored and co-sponsored a number of sold-out career development events and workshops, and have delivered biweekly biotech news and analysis to your inbox. Additionally, we have worked hard behind the scenes to connect HBN with other student groups, administrators and local biotech leaders in Maryland, which is an ongoing effort that has led to a number of successful initiatives such as our Women in Bio Career Panel Discussion.

While serving as Co-President this year has been a fantastic, eye-opening experience, it is my great pleasure to transition to Executive Board Adviser and to appoint the incoming HBN Co-Presidents Amy Anderson and Anne Cieniewicz effective today. Both Amy and Anne are seasoned HBN Executive Board members who have already proven themselves as effective leaders. I have no doubt that they will proudly lead HBN to even greater heights as we continue to serve you, our community.

 

All the best,

Dave Walker

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