|Harvard Business School Announces 2012 Kaplan Life Sciences Fellows|
07/08/2012 03:21 (284 Day 01:33 minutes ago)
The FINANCIAL -- Three medical doctors, four mechanical engineers, two healthcare management professionals, and a neuroscientist are the 2012 recipients of the Robert S. Kaplan Life Sciences Fellowship at Harvard Business School.
All are entering first-year students in the School's MBA program.
Brittany Birrell Carroll, who worked most recently as a commercialization specialist for Algeta US, LLC, a leader in alpha-pharmaceuticals. Previously she spent five years at Health Advances, LLC, a healthcare strategy firm. Her most recent position was as an associate, where she served as a project manager for an array of clients covering the pharmaceutical, medical device, life science, and diagnostic industries. She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts in biology.
Arjun Goyal, who most recently founded Foresight Pharmaceuticals, a biotech start-up focused on commercializing academic research. He was also a clinical trainee in the Oncology Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia, where he received the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this he co-founded Yabbipharm, a medical device start-up that developed an injection skills kit. He received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne and recently received a master of philosophy in bioscience enterprise from Cambridge University.
Doruk Kurt, who was most recently employed as an e-marketing manager at Roche Turkey, a developer of drugs and diagnostic tools. Prior to this she was the product manager for Actmera, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. She has a degree in industrial engineering from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey.
Paul (Puo-Yuan) Lu, who most recently served as co-founder and president of The BALSA Group, a nonprofit consulting organization from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that assists local biopharma firms. He also recently worked with two investment firms, FinServe Tech Angels and Skandalaris Student Venture Fund. He graduated with a bachelor of science in biological sciences and chemistry and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Michael Poku, who has been a consultant with IPX Intellectual Property Management Company, Sanderling Healthcare, LLC, and Moore Landry, LLP. He is involved with the nonprofits Street Works HIV/AIDS Services Organization and the Nashville Ryan White Part A Planning Council, where he ensures that funding is adequately allocated to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS. He holds a bachelor of arts in chemistry and psychology from Vanderbilt University and is expected to graduate from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree in May 2013.
Daniel Ramey, who has spent the last five years working with Johnson & Johnson, where he completed the Johnson & Johnson Global Operations Leadership Development (GOLD) Program. His most recent position was as an operations engineer for the Advanced Sterilization Products Division. He graduated with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Brandon Scanlon, who has spent the last eight years with Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company. His most recent position was business development portfolio manager, where he evaluated medical devices for acquisition. He has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.
Noam Weizman who was most recently chief resident in the Head and Neck Surgery Department of the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. Prior to this, he spent time in the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a bachelor of medical sciences degree and a graduate medical degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School.
Barry Nathan Wohl, who comes to HBS from Medtronic CRDM, where he was a senior clinical research specialist for the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business unit. Previously he was an R&D Engineer for the Cardiovascular business unit. He has a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Columbia University and a master's in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.