Georgetown University Academy for Transferable Management Skills Provides Project Management Tools

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In the pursuit of scientific knowledge, some skills essential to managing projects are overlooked by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as they pursue academic success. However, these project management skills can be highly prized by future employers, either public or private institutions.

To address this sometimes lacking skillset, Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education launched a pilot program to teach these vital tools to postdoctoral fellows. Through the Office of Postdoctoral Development and Training Grant Support, the university launched the Academy for Transferable Management Skills (ATMS) with pilot funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The ATMS curriculum was put together by experienced industry professionals in order to benefit future generations of biomedical trainees.

5 Questions with KaShauna G. Rohlehr, Associate Director of Alliance, Program, and Project Management, GlaxoSmithKline

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KaShauna G. Rohlehr is a highly motivated, results-driven technical and project management professional with 16+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Over her career, she has held positions within production, quality, technical, and supply chain organizations supporting vaccines and biopharmaceuticals manufacturing. She has been employed with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) for 11 years, where she is currently Associate Director of Alliance, Program, and Project Management.