School, Johns Hopkins join forces
Löffler spearheading initiative to bring biotechnology and
business leadership together
Kellogg School and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have
established an alliance that will create opportunities for
students interested in the biotechnology field.
two schools are collaborating to deliver a variety of offerings,
including executive programs, joint conferences and exchange
programs, all focusing on the business of biomedicine.
are very excited about this new alliance," said Alicia
Löffler, professor of biotechnology and director
of the Kellogg
School's Biotechnology Center. "The synergy will
create tremendous opportunities for both the Kellogg School
and Johns Hopkins."
students will benefit from the cutting-edge biotechnology
research being conducted at Johns Hopkins, whose students
will have access to the most current management thinking at
the Kellogg School. The alliance has already borne fruit in
the form of a March program for Johns Hopkins faculty members,
designed to help them better understand the entrepreneurial
environment of biotechnology, Löffler said.
September, the schools will offer a four-day certificate program,
for Managers," to address the science and process
of bringing biotechnology breakthroughs to market. The course
is designed for investors, venture capitalists, business development
executives, consultants, analysts and government officials
who make legislative decisions about biotechnology. It will
feature faculty from both schools, as well Northwestern University's
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Feinberg School
third program, one that will enable senior executives "to
extend, renew and invigorate their strategic thinking in the
biomedical sector," is on the horizon, Löffler said.
academic partners also are planning student exchange programs.
This fall, the Kellogg School will welcome several Johns Hopkins
doctoral students into the Kellogg four-quarter program, enabling
them to earn a Kellogg MBA. Kellogg students, in turn, will
have the opportunity to study science and biotechnology at
the partnership should yield a joint-degree program, Löffler
Kellogg School Dean Dipak
C. Jain: "This partnership with Johns Hopkins illustrates
the continued relevance of management education across diverse
fields. Kellogg will remain a thought leader, helping solve
important challenges and exploring creative partnerships that
produce enormous value throughout society." –