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WIB-SoCal Woman Founder Spotlight & WHM Event Town Hall Meeting: Take Your Career to the Next Level
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WIB-SoCal Woman Founder Spotlight & WHM Event Town Hall Meeting: Take Your Career to the Next Level

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST
Where: Ferring Research Institute
4245 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA  92121
United States
Contact: WIB-Southern California

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Are you interested in building meaningful connections and developing skills to advance your career? Please join us on March 28, 2018 to learn more about Women In Bio. We will share ways you can take your career to the next level by getting involved! In honor of Women’s History Month, speaker Denise Bevers (COO of KindredBio) will tell us about her career path and the skills she acquired along the way that have enabled her success. Learn how we develop similar skills and engage with female leaders in the life sciences in WIB, and about how you can get involved in 2018!


Speaker Biographies

Denise Bevers is the co-founder and COO of KindredBio. She is an expert in clinical operations, medical affairs, and scientific communications. As co-founder and chief operating officer at KindredBio, she oversees clinical operations, data management, pharmaceutical development (CMC), commercial operations, investor relations, human resources, and IT. KindredBio is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy.

Along with KindredBio’s CEO, Denise has raised approximately $150 million in public offering to bring the very best science and medicine to animal companions. KindredBio identifies drugs, biologics, and targets that have been validated in humans and develops animal versions for pets. By leveraging the research and development investment in the existing human pharmaceuticals, KindredBio substantially increase the likelihood of success and decreases the cost and time required to develop breakthrough therapies for animal family members.

Denise previously worked at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, Quintiles, and SkyePharma. Most recently, she was President and Founding Partner of SD Scientific, a full-service medical affairs and communications company. Denise has over 25 years of pharmaceutical and research experience and has managed dozens of products and development programs from Phase I through Phase IV. She has also served as a mentor for many women in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, helping them navigate the changing landscape. Denise received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from University of California San Diego, Clinical Trials Design and Management certificate from University of California San Diego Extension, and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.


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5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.            Check-in and networking

6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.            Presentation and Q&A

7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.            WIB Volunteer committee descriptions

7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.            Networking with committee chairs and other WIB members


Pricing Information

Members: $5

Non-Members: $5


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price


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Onsite parking available


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