Workforce Updates

Triad Partners Launch Workforce Training Network for Regenerative Medicine with $481K Grant from NSF


“Recommendations for Workforce Development in Regenerative Medicine Biomanufacturing,” was published June 24, 2021 in Stem Cells Translational Medicine. Co-authors: Gary M. Green, Russ H. Read, Sengyong Lee, Thomas Tubon, Joshua G. Hunsberger, and Anthony Atala.

Link to article here

2021 CSBI-TEConomy Life Sciences Workforce Trends Report Released at June BIO Digital Convention

Details, Video, Full Report here


June 28-30, 2021
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Starts June 7, 2021
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SciTech In Action Online Series

Regenerative Medicine and Workforce Development

September 2021
Bernard Siegel, Executive Director of the Regenerative Medicine Foundation
Dr. Gary Green, Chief Workforce Development Officer, at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

My PharmD Career in the Biotech Industry

August 2021
Dr. Mark Shaefer, Executive Director and Clinical Head, Antivirals at HengRui USA

Science Careers: Military Vets Share Career Building Experiences

May 2021
Justin Campbell, WFIRM Cell Culture Technician
Bob Adams, Lab Manager, Nanotech Labs
Sean Killebrew, Instructional Technology Specialist, Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Tech Biotech Grad Interview

April 2021
Kristin Stumpf, Lab Technician at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

NC Stem Alliance

April 2021
Tandeka Boko MD, Advisor/Navigator for the Forsyth Tech Stem Alliance


March 2021
Deb Newberry, CEO, Newberry Technology Associates

Cyber-Bio in Healthcare

February 2021
Jennifer Anderson

Skills and the Future of Work

January 2021
Dr. Matthew Carter, VP
Cook Medical
National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce

The National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce (NCBW) provides leadership and a collaborative platform that directly connects industry, educators, and workforce developers to meet the nation’s ever-evolving bioscience workforce needs.

With its focus on capacity building, best practices, professional development, and skills standard generation, NCBW has led several federally funded bioscience workforce initiatives that both promote and build dynamic, on-the-ground, regional and national communities of practice that engage bioscience employers, colleges, trade and workforce organizations, and advanced manufacturing institutes.

Currently, NCBW leads the NSF ATE Skills for Biomedical Emerging Technology Applications (BETA Skills) project which explores advanced technological education for technician-specialists working in convergent technology and is a partner in InnovATEBIO, the NSF ATE National Center for Biotechnology Education, focusing on its Leadership Institute and on assessing emerging technology skill training needs.

Since 2009, NCBW’s public SciTech Lecture Series has attracted a large and diverse monthly audience. Students, faculty, entrepreneurs, scientists, and other interested participants from throughout the community have participated in more than eighty sessions.

NCBW is also home to a state-of-the-art Analytical and Molecular Skills Development Laboratory which provides advanced training and internships for students, as well as equipment and bench space rental to small companies and researchers. AMSDL is a key component of NCBW’s professional development programs which attract bioscience instructors and selected high-school science teachers from across the United States and beyond.