CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Graduate Institute, a leader in applied life sciences and pharmacy education, has added Biocon Chairperson and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw to its Board of Trustees.
KGI's Board of Trustees consists of 26 leaders in the industries of bioscience, healthcare, and education. Founded in 1997 as a member of The Claremont Colleges, KGI is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in the 2017-18 academic year.
Mazumdar-Shaw is a pioneer of the biotechnology industry in India, and through a growing partnership with KGI, she established Biocon Academy, a Center of Excellence for Advanced Learning in Biosciences, in 2014. The program develops high-quality biotech talent that addresses the needs of the biotechnology sector in India.
In collaboration with KGI, Biocon Academy's flagship certificate program in bioscience is an 18-week program that includes classroom sessions in the areas of drug development, research and development, and quality and regulatory affairs. All sessions are delivered by renowned faculty from KGI, along with experiential learning sessions at Biocon through subject matter experts.
Named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader who has built a globally recognized biopharmaceutical enterprise that is committed to innovation and affordability in delivering best-in class therapeutics to patients across the globe.
Mazumdar-Shaw's commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. Her philanthropic initiatives are directed at making a difference to the lives of marginalized communities. She is making an enduring impact on society through Biocon Foundation's initiatives in the area of primary healthcare, education, and community development.
About Keck Graduate Institute KGI was founded in 1997 within The Claremont Colleges as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. Now in its 20th year, KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations.
A member of The Claremont Colleges, KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that provide pathways for students to become leaders in bioscience and healthcare. KGI consists of three schools: School of Applied Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, and the Minerva Schools at KGI. More information about KGI is available at kgi.edu.