Atlanta is the home of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and a number of prominent academic research centers including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse Medical School, Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Georgia State University. The nearby University of Georgia and Georgia Regents University contribute to the research climate, along with our highly prized hospitals and the network of trained hospital staffers, nurses and doctors who conduct clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies.
Atlanta is the regional hub for the hospital technology and medical device industries. and is the home of a burgeoning biotech industry that some have likened to a potential “Silicon Valley” of Biotechnology.
The Atlanta chapter of WIB was founded in 2012, to cater to the women in the burgeoning life sciences sector here. WIB-Atlanta provides women a space to interact and exchange information and ideas, through a wide range of social gatherings and educational workshops. Our membership base includes women researchers, sales, law professionals, business, technology transfer specialists, supportive staff, policy experts, doctors, medical/science communicators, educators and other experts.
Additionally, we are actively involved in community outreach. Our Young Women In Bio-Atlanta committee has established relationships with local schools and organizes programs that encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields. Through WIB-Atlanta, women can find opportunities to connect, learn, achieve and give back to the community.
To learn more about us, please see the gallery of our past events, video library (member benefit), and media coverage of our chapter.
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