5 Questions with Kayla Valdes, Ph.D. Senior Manager, Horizon Therapeutics

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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.

Celebrating Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ Community

PRIDE in Life Sciences
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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.

[Podcast] Grow Your Career in Biotech with Chris Frew

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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.

4 Ways A Strong Lab Professionals Community Can Impact Your Career

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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.

A Unique Talent Pool is Propelling Philly to become a Top Biotech Cluster

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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.

Seven Successful BioHealth Companies Led by African-American Entrepreneurs and Industry Leaders

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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.