From Academia To Industry 2017-11-09T07:53:17+00:00
Ruef and Associates – Bringing Great Companies and Great People Together

From Academia to Industry® is an educational program designed to provide
Hematology and Oncology Fellows at top tier academic institutions with in-depth
information about careers in industry.

The feedback from administration, faculty and Fellows is overwhelmingly positive.
“I have never previously heard a talk about a career in the pharmaceutical industry, so all information was new to me. I had never previously thought about a career in industry, but now I am aware of this option.” Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The goal of the program is to help Hematology and Oncology Fellows learn firsthand about a career in industry by bringing them into direct contact with clinical development leaders from top oncology companies.

Industry presenters who themselves are MDs and work in hematology and oncology clinical development visit with Fellows at their academic institutions. They talk with Fellows about their transition from academia to industry, a day in the life, what they like/don’t like about working in industry, and more. This presents a unique opportunity for Fellows to ask questions and interact one-on-one with top industry clinicians.
The following is a partial list of academic institutions at which From Academia to Industry® has been conducted:
  • Johns Hopkins

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Georgetown

  • Downstate Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

There is great demand from academic institutions for more companies to present this program to their Fellows. Let us know of your company’s interest and we will be delighted to reach out to you and disuss how your company can participate.

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TESTIMONIALS

“From Academia to Industry is a good model to follow in the future.”

Vice President, Clinical Development, Oncology, Maryland Pharmaceutical company

“I thought it was a very beneficial experience;  All 3 presenters did a fabulous job – I totally enjoyed the session, as did all of our Fellows.”

Program Coordinator, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

“Great insight in how to transition from a Fellow to industry job.”

Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

“I have never previously heard a talk about a career in the pharmaceutical industry, so all information was new to me. I had never previously thought about a career in industry,
but now I am aware of this option.”

Fellow, Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

“The program helped me to find out details on starting
in industry and pathways to get there.”

Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

“Personal stories of the presenters were wonderful.
Same career challenges that we (fellows) have.”

Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

“I was so consumed by my academic workload I could not think about anything else. If I had not attended this program I would have no idea about opportunities in industry nor would I have any information about industry.  The presentation was excellent – it gave me a whole new window into a career in industry! The presenters were obviously top clinicians and scientists; I could identify with everything they were saying.  I’d like to revisit opportunities in industry with you in about 6 to 8 months.”

Fellow, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Division of Hematology and Oncology

“It was very helpful to hear the presenter’s logic and rationale for going into industry. He seemed very focused on  providing useful insights.”

Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

“This program provided great info about potential career paths.”

Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

“I was so consumed by my academic workload I could not think about anything else. If I had not attended this program I would have no idea about opportunities in industry nor would I have any information about industry.  The presentation was excellent – it gave me a whole new window into a career in industry! The presenters were obviously top clinicians and scientists; I could identify with everything they were saying.  I’d like to revisit opportunities in industry with you in about 6 to 8 months.”

Fellow, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Division of Hematology and Oncology