Dr. Kayla Valdes is a Senior Manager at Horizon Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on researching, developing, and commercializing medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare diseases. Prior to joining Horizon, Dr. Valdes worked at the National Institutes of Health as a Senior Program Manager on the Cure Sickle Cell Initiative. She was also the Associate Director of Scientific Programs at the Drug Information Association (DIA), where she developed DIA’s global content strategy by providing scientific expertise in therapeutic drug development and regulatory policy.
BioBuzz is built on community. For Pride Month we reached out to several friends old and new asking them to share their story. Read on to learn about each of these people and their unique LGBTQIA+ experience. We appreciate their time and willingness to contribute.
What You’ll Learn
How to enter and move between academia, biotech and big pharma
Tips for advancing your career internally, even in the most competitive environments
How to discover your zone of genius and things to consider when trying to identify your next career move
Your personal brand, why it matters, and how to get noticed
The culture of the industry, including progress made in diversity, equity, and inclusion but also challenges of working in an industry that lacks leadership diversity. We have a candid conversation on the barriers to leadership and how to make progress toward a truly inclusive and equitable industry.
GSK · Webinar Wednesdays: “How to tell if a Company Truly Cares about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,”
GSK’s Early Talent Recruitment and R&D Inclusion and Diversity teams have partnered together to introduce Webinar Wednesdays, and we would like to invite you to join!
One of the key contributors to building a great career is surrounding yourself with great mentors and a good network or community of professionals you can go to for help. While talking to BioBuzz and understanding their community efforts, I thought it might be a good time to share what aspects of a good community make up its foundation.
As some are now calling it, the greater Philadelphia region, or ‘Cellecon Valley, is garnering a lot of attention these days as a rapidly emerging Biopharma cluster, earning a defining spot among the top 10 clusters in the US.
Life Science Cares Philadelphia launched Project Onramp Philadelphia, a program aimed at connecting economically disadvantaged college students with paid summer internships at life science companies based in the area.
As we noted in our previous story, “Diversity in Biotech, Industry’s Next Big Challenge,” there is a deep, rich, underappreciated history of African-American innovation in the life sciences and STEM fields.
Percy Levon Julian. You’ve probably never heard of him, or if you have, you might not know much about him.