Vanessa Hill To Emcee Diversity Alliance For Science Inaugural Conference


Former Charleston ABC News Anchor To Host Organization’s National Networking And Expo Event


[USPRwire, Wed Apr 23 2008] Diversity Alliance for Science (www.diversityallianceforscience.com) has announced that Vanessa Hill, development director for the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, will emcee the organization’s inaugural networking conference and expo scheduled for May 19-20 at the Westin Governors in Morristown, N.J. The two-day event will focus on developing and integrating more minority, women and service-veteran disabled business owners into the life sciences space. As a former news anchor for Charleston’s ABC News 4, Hill is a veteran broadcaster who makes many special appearances supporting charities and special causes.

The DA4S event will feature leaders from pharmaceuticals, government agencies, universities and contract research organizations addressing the needs for diversity in the life sciences industry. The comprehensive educational component, led by industry procurement, diversity and scientific leaders, will be held in the afternoon of May 19. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on May 20, formally kicking off the corporate tradeshow portion of the conference. The corporate tradeshow will provide corporations an opportunity to meet top minority, women and service-veteran disabled business owners and suppliers of products ands services that support the clinical and scientific arena. Merck & Co., Inc. is the keynote sponsor for the event.

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• Diversity Alliance for Science (www.diversityallianceforscience.com) has announced that Vanessa Hill, development director for the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, will emcee the organization’s inaugural networking conference and expo scheduled for May 19-20 at the Westin Governors in Morristown, N.J.
• The two-day event will focus on developing and integrating more minority, women and service-veteran disabled business owners into the life sciences space.
• As a former news anchor for Charleston’s ABC News 4, Hill is a veteran broadcaster who makes many special appearances supporting charities and special causes.
• The DA4S event will feature leaders from pharmaceuticals, government agencies, universities and contract research organizations addressing the needs for diversity in the life sciences industry.
• The comprehensive educational component, led by industry procurement, diversity and scientific leaders, will be held in the afternoon of May 19.
• A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on May 20, formally kicking off the corporate tradeshow portion of the conference.
• The corporate tradeshow will provide corporations an opportunity to meet top minority, women and service-veteran disabled business owners and suppliers of products ands services that support the clinical and scientific arena.
• Merck & Co., Inc. is the keynote sponsor for the event.

Quotes:
“We are pleased that Vanessa is going to emcee our inaugural event,” said Leah Brown, program co-chair of DA4S. “Her extensive broadcast experience will bring additional excitement and energy to this great event.”

About Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S):
Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc. (DA4S) is a nonprofit organization aimed to provide pharmaceutical/bio-tech companies, academic medical centers and governmental agencies the ability to identify, develop, mentor and partner with woman, minority, veteran and disabled-owned enterprises (both large and small) in the life sciences industry. For more information, please visit www.diversityallianceforscience.com.

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