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Reception for All New Students: August 20

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All students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.

The agenda includes a campus tour, introduction to the bookstore and Apple computer lab, a welcome from Graduate School Dean Dr. Maria Green Cowles, and dinner with the program directors. Get the complete agenda and then RSVP here 

Association Sponsors Regulatory Compliance Students

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As treasurer of the Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers (AMDM) for a number of years, Leif Olsen had set up a variety of funds for the growing nonprofit trade association. As a member of the Hood College Graduate School Advisory Council for 12 years and an alumnus of the school’s biomedical science master’s program, he saw an opportunity for AMDM to extend financial support to students at his alma mater.

The result of Leif connecting the dots: In 2011, AMDM established sponsorships for financially pressed students in Hood’s regulatory compliance certificate program. Six students have benefited to date.

“Many of our members are involved in the manufacture of clinical laboratory diagnostic tests and equipment that are subject to FDA compliance, so the program is an excellent match for us,” according to Mr. Olsen, citing AMDM’s role as an educational resource for regulatory submissions and other compliance information related to the in vitro diagnostic industry.

“A high quality educational program that promotes good design and manufacturing practices gives employees a significant career edge, far more so than on-the-job training,” said Mr. Olsen. “Hood offers that caliber of study.”