Internship Challenge offers life-science career help
Medical device company co-founded by UMMS professor hires two summer interns
By Jim FessendenJuly 15, 2011
UMass Medical School Communications
5G Medical, a medical device company co-founded by Raymond M. Dunn, MD, professor of surgery and cell biology, has hired two recent graduates as part of the 2011 Massachusetts Life Sciences Center's Internship Challenge. Joining 5G Medical, a company focused on developing and commercializing technologies that improve outcomes in surgery and wound care, are 2011 University of Massachusetts Lowell graduate Holly Butler and 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduate Peter Costello.
Now in its third year, the Internship Challenge helps facilitate connections between life sciences companies looking for promising young talent with students who are considering career opportunities in the life sciences. "We feel very fortunate to be able to have access to such talented young people through the Center's Internship Challenge," said Dr. Dunn, who is also affiliate professor of biomedical engineering at WPI and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.
"The addition of these bright young people to our staff is invaluable," said Tony Raymond, president and co-founder of 5G. "They will allow us to accomplish much more this year as we continue to grow our company."
"The Life Sciences Internship Challenge is a key investment in the strength of our life sciences workforce in Massachusetts," said Dr. Susan Windham Bannister, president and CEO of the Center. "This program is allowing life sciences companies to mentor students and provide on-the-job experience, while expanding the pool of qualified applicants for jobs in the life sciences all across the state."
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