April 4, 2014 — Overbrook, a professional services firm based in Boston, MA, is working in collaboration with Endicott College, one of the four colleges in the Life Science Consortium of North Shore (Massachusetts), a business and science initiative which serves the student body of Endicott College, Gordon College, Salem State University and North Shore Community College, along with North Shore InnoVentures, a biotech and cleantech incubator.
Dr. Gene Wong, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences has developed “plans for an internship program that will allow students to learn the fundamentals of preventive maintenance and repair on a variety of chromatography instruments used in the life sciences”.
Ted Palashis, president of Overbrook, explains that “we feel that by assisting in giving a greater understanding of the essential tools the scientist requires to do their science, we can make a contribution not only to the individual, but ultimately, the sciences in which they are involved”. Overbrook will be providing time and experience to educate students in this regard.
About the Life Science Consortium of North Shore (LSCNS)
Formally established in 2012, the LSCNS provides workforce development and training, along with collaborative industry support, for students in the life sciences, as well as incumbent workers in the region. Furthermore, its collaborative industry support improves the instrumentation at non-profit institutions for training and use by new companies, and promotes collaboration between industry and academia. Visit http://www.nsiv.org/sponsorships-and-partners
On March 28, 2014, Governor Deval Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announce $5 Million in Capital Grant funding for the LSCNS — http://www.masslifesciences.com/2014/