August 12, 2013

“IMPACT: The Art and Science of Making a Difference”

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“IMPACT: The Art and Science of Making a Difference”

Did you ever meet someone and think-WOW, they are really making a difference-this is IMPACT! Christy Shaffer is one of these individuals. In this age of convergence, IMPACT is not only a reality, but it is a necessary skill for us as individuals, members of our organizations and the entire community. Join WIB and learn what IMPACT is, and how we can develop the skills and attitudes to make a real difference.

Christy L. Shaffer, PhD, has over 25 years of experience in the life science industry as a clinical scientist, international project leader, Associate Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Burroughs Wellcome Co, and President and CEO, of Inspire Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Merck in 2011). Dr. Shaffer has dedicated herself to helping enhance entrepreneurship and innovation in RTP and North Carolina. Christy’s current day job is as the Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery, Hatteras Venture Partners in Durham, NC.

October 7, 2013 at GlaxoSmithKline-RTP

5 Moore Drive (enter from TW Alexander Dr.), Research Triangle Park, NC 27709