UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INITIATIVE (UII)
Welcome to the University Industry Initiative (UII)
Collaborations between companies and academic institutions can yield great benefits – translation of research into products, discovery of innovative approaches and techniques, talent development, and more. Rich in potential benefits, such collaborations are not necessarily easy to launch. Whether you are on the university or industry side, you want to understand best practices in these arrangements.
Contact: Acting Chair: Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, BSMA
The BSMA University-Industry initiative fosters innovation through joint and sponsored research, provides a pipeline for talent, and supports industrial projects for life sciences and healthcare. By leveraging Academia and Industry’s collective infrastructure, resources, and expertise, we will combat critical challenges, such as new drug development, talent shortages, and supply chain disruptions. Collaboration between academia and industry will provide the BioPharma industry greater reach for translation of research into products, discovery of innovative approaches and techniques, talent development, and more.
- To promote collaboration that fosters innovation in the life sciences
- To generate innovative programs that benefit participating companies, institutions of higher education, and the industry in general
Participating companies can benefit:
- Cultivate source of talent for internships, co-ops, jobs, and etc.
- Take advantage of lower cost research and project management by utilizing students and faculty for consulting work
- Participate in shaping applied education for supply chain professionals
Institutions of higher education can benefit:
- Gain support for industrial research
- Gather industrial insights for curriculum
- Increase ability to support student internships, co-ops, jobs, and other
- Sustain and enhance alumni activities
- Take advantage of presentation opportunities at conferences, webinars and other events
- Access industry experts
- Publish in the Weekly Newsletter called Bio-Intel
- Engage in practical activities that can produce visible deliverables in less than one year.
- Provide collaboration platform
- Build community of life science professionals
- Enable innovation through collaboration
- Ensure education meets career needs of professionals
Based on feedback from industry and academia, the initiative will develop one or two key projects annually that deliver one or more of the benefits listed above.
- Highlight academic research of interest to industry
- Identify industry challenges
- Create forum at BSMA Conferences to showcase faculty and student’s presentations
- Participate in steering committees to drive industry initiatives
- Publish in the newsletter, Bio-Intel
- Demonstrate early collaboration efforts by spotlighting a student project at the October BSMA conference
- Develop a pipeline of scholarship support for AI, information technology, and clinical
- Launch job clearing house, the BSMA Career Portal
For each of the above, generate a newsletter article(s), website material, outreach to entire community, repurpose content, and address problem.
Project development and management steps:
- Survey BSMA corporate and educational leadership and members for feedback on this pipeline (initial stage) and then additional needs that could be satisfied by collaborative projects (later stage)
- Select project topics based on stated criteria (to be developed)
- Recruit a small (2-3 members) ad hoc committee for each project. Committee is charged with developing and launching its project, monitoring its progress, and reporting to BSMA leadership on results.
- Promote each project to BSMA members and the broader life science community.
- Collect participation fees.
- Once projects conclude, disseminate summary and lessons learned to entire BSMA membership as well as others who have expressed an interest in BSMA collaborations.
- Dissolve the ad hoc committees
1. University-industry collaborations Online Conference: The interactive webinar will provide: the who, what, when, where, why, and how of successful university-industry collaborations. Our panel of experts will share their experiences and tips – plus identify pitfalls to avoid.
- Two hours online – possibly 9-11A PST/11A-1P CST/1-3P EST
- Featuring speakers and panels highlighting best practices in university-industry initiatives – For example, Shannon Braun, KGI; Darin Detwiler, Northeastern; someone from Illumina; someone from BioMarin; etc.
- Suggested pricing: $10/attendee
2. Supply Chain Career Opportunities Online Conference
Life science supply chain is in the spotlight. It is a growing field with plenty of emerging opportunity for students and recent graduates. What are good strategies for securing internships, jobs, co-ops, and more in supply chain? Attend this interactive webinar for answers.
- Two hours online – possibly 9-11A PST/11A-1P CST/1-3P EST
- Featuring speakers and panels aimed at Career Services offices and students – where the jobs are, talent and career development, resume tips, interviewing, skills required, etc.
- Suggested pricing: $10/attendee
- Online in two four-hour segments – preparing for the Hackathon, organizing your team, selecting a topic, etc.
- Four-eight hours online for work and presentations by up to eight teams
- Suggested pricing: corporate sponsor $5000; team entry fee $500
- Each is designed to be one hour online
- Pricing is complementary with webinar code
- Getting started with industry engagement – identifying company prospects – summer 2021
- Getting started with industry engagement – identifying academic assets – fall 2021
- Getting started with industry engagement – perfect pitch – fall 2021
- Getting started with industry engagement – contracting ins and outs – winter 2021
BELOW IS THE UII MEMBER GALLERY
Description of the Profile of each member university:
- Name of University
- Title of area of expertise for membership in UII
- Short description of this area of expertise, not to exceed 500 words
- University logo (relative to area in alignment with UII if not main university), high resolution, jpeg format
- Link to each university (be specific to university webpage that aligns with UII if not main university)
Description of the Profile of the University Champion:
- Photo: high resolution jpeg file; from top of head to collarbone, show shoulders
- Title of champion
- Bio of champion, not to exceed 150 words
- link to champion’s webpage on university website
California Department of Public Health
Arizona State University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Title of area of expertise for membership in UII – academic-industry relationships and projects in the life science industry
Whether addressing a company’s problem or investigating an opportunity, ACPHS has faculty and student expertise in a variety of life science disciplines. These can help companies achieve their goals. Additionally, ACPHS can develop collaborations with multiple universities and companies to tackle industry-wide issues such as API shortages, integration of new technologies, workforce training, and more.
Independent Contractor for California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Jennifer Bergstrom has spent more than twenty years in global program management for clinical diagnostics, life sciences, and biopharmaceutical production of orphan drugs, while being based in California (Bio-Rad and Baxter), the UK (Bio-Rad), and Belgium (Bio-Rad’s EU headquarters). She holds certifications as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and in Project Management (through California Institute of Technology). She earned her MBA under Peter Drucker at Claremont Graduate University. Her experience with academia-industry collaborations came while contracting at Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont to identify courses of interest for Keck’s Executive continuing educational program and placed graduate students at the Baxter/Shire now Takeda facility in Los Angeles.
California Depart of Public Health
Protecting the Health of All Californians
Cuneyt Eroglu is an Associate Professor in the Supply Chain and Information Management Group in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He has earned his Ph.D. in Logistics from The Ohio State University, an M.S. degree in Management Science from the University of Miami, and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.
Professor Eroglu’s main research interests are inventory management, retail operations, forecasting, and demand planning. His work has been published in several leading academic journals such as Production and Operations Management, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Business Logistics.
Before pursuing an academic career, he has worked at various capacities for Ryder, FedEx, and Ericsson for several years. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management, supply chain management, transportation, forecasting, and demand planning.
Keck Graduate Institute
KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, engineering, pharmacy, and genetics. With a focus on team projects and hands-on industry experiences, KGI provides pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences.
We take corporate partnerships seriously—and this is reflected in graduation requirements. Students in many of our programs must fulfill two industry-related elements: a summer internship and a Team Master’s Project (TMP).
You can help us train the next leaders in supply chain by working closely with an energetic team of graduate students by sponsoring a TMP. Each team will contribute, in aggregate, 2,000 hours over the course of 9 months. KGI students complete coursework in biomanufacturing, operations, supply chain, regulatory affairs, quality and business and are ready to apply their knowledge to your specific needs. Each team is joined by a liaison from the company and a faculty advisor.
KGI graduate students have completed over 300 projects dating back to 2001. To review previous sponsors and projects visit www.kgi.edu/pastprojects
Professor of Practice
Dr. Ed Arnehiter possesses a unique combination of industry, consulting, and higher education experience that spans a 30 year period. Since 2016, Arnheiter has held a faculty appointment in operations management at the Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific. In addition, he is a professor of practice in the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences at KGI.
From 2011 to 2016, Arnheiter taught statistics, operations research, and operations management at the Sacramento campus of Drexel University. While at Drexel, he received the Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award from the LeBow College of Business and was appointed a Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence. Before moving to California in 2011, Arnheiter served for 12 years as a clinical professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Arnheiter has published and presented numerous papers, book chapters, and case studies on lean management, Six Sigma, process improvement, and quality management. His research investigates novel applications of lean Six Sigma methods to improve processes in health care, education, and traditional manufacturing.
Arizona State University
Supply Chain Management
The W. P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management is consistently ranked Top 5 nationally for undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. Our research advances knowledge in global supply chain management while focusing on issues of practical importance, and our faculty is globally recognized for expertise in procurement, supply management, operations management, logistics and supply chain performance optimization.
The Department has a strong focus on health sector supply chain and humanitarian logistics having carried out research on major health care system supply chains in the US and abroad. Health sector research has been sponsored by Department of Defense, USAID, integrated delivery systems, group purchasing organizations, suppliers and distributors. Research centers include:
The Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU) is a research group within the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The consortium was founded in 2004 to bring together health sector organizations and academic researchers to conduct research on topics related to the strategic management of the health care supply chain.
CAPS Research (Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies) is the premier nonprofit global research organization dedicated to supply and supply chain issues. Since 1986, the center has been providing thorough, practical research for our strategic-minded corporate sponsors and the public. Our research products and events are aimed at executives with strategic responsibilities for the supply/sourcing/procurement effort.
Center for Supply Networks
The mission of the Center for Supply Networks at the W. P. Carey School of Business is to advance the science of supply networks and sustainability management. Our goal is to become the preeminent research institution in the discipline of supply chain management through a focus on studying supply networks and sustainability as complex adaptive systems.
Department health sector research has a strong focus on operations management, strategic management and logistics. Recognizing the unique aspects of the sector and health care organizations, including the role of clinicians, group purchasing organizations and patients as clients, faculty in the department have developed the concept of a “fully integrated supply chain organization” (FISCO) to assess the maturity of supply chain in provider organizations.
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Eugene Schneller earned his Ph.D. at New York University (Sociology). He was awarded an honorary Physician Associate (PA) degree from Duke University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the A.T. Still University. He has held faculty and research scholar positions at Duke University, Union College (New York) and Columbia University.
His consulting and research focuses on health care policy, best practice adoption, supply chain purchasing strategy design and governance, human resource development and supply chain integration. He is a former director at Vomaris and the Barrow Neurological Institute and has served on advisory boards for both device manufacturers and information technology companies. He is on the Expert Advisory Council for SCAN health and serves as in an advisory capacity to W.L. Gore Associates. He is a frequent speaker at academic and corporate conferences and has facilitated strategic planning retreats, focus groups and scenario planning exercises.
He was Principal Investigator for the Department of Defense efforts to integrate the medical supply chains for the three services. He is co-founder of Healthcare Supply Chain eXcellence and Principal at Health Care Sector Advances.
Texas Christian University
Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Neeley School of business
The Center for Supply Chain Innovation is the nexus that brings together TCU Students, world-class professors and business experts to improve global supply chains from end to end by developing talented professionals and fostering innovation.
Through the BBA, Supply Chain Management; MBA with a concentration in supply chain; MS-SCM (Master of Science in Supply Chain Management) and the MS Certificate in Supply Chain, we are able to deliver top ranked students for internships and full time jobs.
Director, Outreach & Partnerships, Center for Supply Chain Management
Prior to joining TCU, Dave spent over 35 years in a variety of industry roles. As an entrepreneur, Dave was Co-founder and President of Signature Consultants, Inc., (1973) a business, finance, and economic consulting firm that he ultimately sold in 1993. He created and operated a variety of other businesses that are still profitable in Canada today.
Dave is recognized for the creative development of standardized systems and business processes, and for developing enabling technology throughout the entire supply chain. During his career, Dave has implemented over 30 different computer systems – WMS, ERP, Finite Scheduling, Product Launch, and Order Entry, among others. Dave serves on the Executive of the DFW CSCMP Roundtable and ISM-Fort Worth. He is past Chairman of the Supply Chain Council and past member of the Executive Committee of NASSTRAC.
Given his vast knowledge of the end-to-end, integrated supply chain, Dave is a frequent speaker on Global Supply Chain Trends and Digitalization. He has consistently demonstrated his passion for Supply Chain management, developing talent, and the need to advance Supply Chain theory and innovation throughout a variety of industries
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville’s Global Supply Chain Institute
Driven by our Volunteer spirit and our passion for understanding and impacting how things work, the Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI) partners with companies, industry organizations, academics and students to help identify their supply chain management (SCM) strategy and develop their talent. The Global Supply Chain Institute shapes and influences the practice of supply chain management by serving as the preeminent global hub for leading practitioners, academics and students to learn, network and connect. Its goal is to provide partners and students alike a competitive advantage by enhancing their knowledge and understanding of how the supply chain is evolving, at home and abroad.
Managing Director, Supply Chain Forum
Mary Long is the Managing Director of Global Supply Chain Institute’s Supply Chain Forum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Mary is a board advisor, lecturer, writer, and international speaker.
She has built an extensive supply chain career, most recently, as the Vice President of Logistics and Network Planning at Domino’s. Prior companies include Campbell’s Soup, General Mills, and Pepsi. Three outcomes have characterized her work: digital supply chain agility, customer-focused design, and stronger leaders and teams. Mary has co-authored two whitepapers, “Future Trends Shaping Transportation” (2020) and “Young Women’s Perspectives on Supply Chain Diversity and Inclusion” (2019).
She was named by the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) to “Who’s Who Women in Life Sciences.” She earned her undergraduate degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Cleveland State University and MBA in Operations and Logistics from Ohio State University.