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Building the Life Sciences in Northwest Indiana

Is Northwest Indiana Ready for Opportunities in Life Sciences?

Did you know Indiana has the fifth largest life sciences economy in the nation? Is Northwest Indiana Ready for Opportunities in Life Sciences?

Join us on Thurs., Oct. 6 as Dr. Patrick Bankston, assistant dean and director of the Indiana University School of Medicine Northwest addresses the challenges and opportunities for Life Sciences research, education, and collaboration in northwest Indiana.

The Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) will distribute their 60-page Life Sciences Industry Report, which explores how Life Sciences could become an economic engine for the region and enable us to compete on a global level. Attendees will also learn of national and global trends that will direct focus on what northwest Indiana already has in place to support continued growth of this key industry cluster.

Healthcare and life sciences employers, educators, economic developers, community leaders and students, are encouraged to attend this program on October 6th from 8:00-9:45 a.m. at the IU Northwest new Medical Professional Building on 35th & Jefferson in Gary, Ind. A continental breakfast will be served and there is no cost to attend. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required by calling the Center for Workforce Innovations at 219-462-2940.

Indiana University is one of the leaders in life sciences for the State of Indiana. Building on strengths in the basic sciences, medicine and information technology, IU is leading the genomics revolution, seeking to cure disease and improve Hoosier health—while creating new jobs along the way. The Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest is one of eight regional centers of Indiana’s only school of medicine, and has been located on the campus of Indiana University Northwest since 1972. Gary’s Northwest campus is composed of scientists and clinicians who teach medical students in their first two years of medical training. The last two years of school are spent in clinical training at the medical campus in Indianapolis.


Creating a state for life



Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
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