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Pittcon Presentation on Workforce development

  1. 1. Advances in Biotechnology Workforce Education Session 790 Room 308A
  2. 2. Advances in Biotechnology Workforce Education <ul><li>790-1: Training To Meet Regional Needs: The FSCJ Institute for Food Safety- A Public/Private Partnership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R. Kevin Pegg and Kathryn Birmingham, Florida State College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>790-2: Funding of Biotechnology Workforce Education by the National Science Foundation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linnea Fletcher, NSF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>790-3: Scripps Florida: At the Front Lines of Hope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harry Orf, Scripps Florida </li></ul></ul><ul><li>790-4: Biotech Skills Development Research Program: An RT-PCR Case Study at the Community Colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Harber, Oxnard College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recess </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Advances in Biotechnology Workforce Education <ul><li>790-5 Factors that Influence The Success of Online Team Projects with Companies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Richard Conroy and Rana Khan, University of Maryland </li></ul></ul><ul><li>790-6 Education and Training for a STEM Career in Biomanufacturing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonia Wallman, Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative (NBC2) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>790-7 Educating the Next Generation of Biotechnology Founders and Managers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yali Friedman, thinkBiotech </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion and Wrap up </li></ul>
  4. 4. 790-1 Institute for Food Safety: a Florida State College at Jacksonville ATE project
  5. 5. Mission <ul><li>Genesis: consortium of local industry leaders in food processing looking to the college for long-term assistance to grow the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an academic/industry facility for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local testing via a third-party testing laboratory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residue, Microbial, and Genetic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training to increase the availability of skilled technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical, Sensory, Microbial, Sampling, and Chain-of-custody </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liaison with regulatory bodies to standardize protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations that are transferable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide blueprint for reproducing this institute in other cities, states, and nations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Novel Aspects <ul><li>Protocol development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many proprietary and sometimes overlapping protocols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often have missing elements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: COC’s defined, but no sampling requirements stipulated for residue </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some guidelines not readily applicable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competing special interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>testing NIMBY or I-will-if-you-will </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Transferability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never really considered before; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad hoc labs in academia; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary labs in industry </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Models I <ul><li>Rapid Aflatoxin testing as a model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership between EDI (testing company), RTI (research academia), Cargill (sponsor company), AOAC (non-profit) and USDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wildly successful </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rapid sulfa drug testing as a model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership between EDI (testing company), RTI (research academia), Hog farmers association (sponsor company), AOAC (non-profit) and USDA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wildly successful; predicted E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Failed to capitalize on anticipated market and was not ready with tests when outbreaks occurred </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Drivers <ul><li>Market forces building for regulatory system overhaul </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Widespread interest in European codex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pending legislation in Congress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S. 2934: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H.R. 2749:Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S. 384: Global Food Security Act of 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H.R. 2513:Food Protection Training Institute Act of 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>H.R. 2800:Imported Food Safety Improvement Act of 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. More Pending Seafood Bills <ul><li>Seafood bills </li></ul><ul><li>S. 510: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act </li></ul><ul><li>S. 2752: Gulf Oyster Industry Jobs Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>S. 2735: Gulf Oyster Protection Act of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 4022: Gulf Oyster Protection Act of 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 1370: Commercial Seafood Consumer Protection Act </li></ul><ul><li>H.R. 759: Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act </li></ul><ul><li>S. 92: Imported Seafood Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Even more pending legislation: Regional Food Safety Centers Legislation <ul><li>S. 1269 and related House bill: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Safety Rapid Response Act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Protection Training Institute Act of 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bills to provide for enhanced food borne illness surveillance and food safety testing capacity, to establish regional food safety centers of excellence, and for other purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>IFS needs to be a player if it is to fulfill mission </li></ul>
  11. 11. Transferability <ul><li>Difficult to accomplish as a state college (or any other institution alone) </li></ul><ul><li>However, opportunity for National Science Foundation Center at Florida State College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates opportunity for national impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can lead to labs and training center as part of FDA’s coming national centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Becoming an NSF center will mean stand-alone facility with state-of-the-art equipment that can perform any test, not just those from last years menu... </li></ul>
  12. 12. IFS Evolution <ul><li>10,000 Square foot mezzanine area collocated with Preferred Freezers facility in Jacksonville </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeling showed it was too small, cramped even before it was built </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20,000 sq. ft. facility at second freezer location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to build and commence operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Casualty of slowing economy and pressures on partners </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two phases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional lab in 7,000 sq. ft. of space in the Florida State College Advanced Technology Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16,000 Sq. ft lab expandable complex on campus </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Interim IFS Facility: Targeted for July of 2010 <ul><li>3,000 sq. ft. fee-for-service operated by Eurofins, a major international testing company headquartered in Belgium with labs in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial operations focused on proprietary microbial identification methodology using molecular (BAX rt-PCR) confirmation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local and regional samples </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Interim IFS Facility: Targeted for July of 2010 <ul><li>3,000 sq. ft educational facility located adjacent to Eurofins </li></ul><ul><li>Shared, mirrored, and specialized equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2010 ATE program based on microbial and counterfeiting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1:2:3 cohort model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 faculty mentors, 10 High school teachers, 15 students in five groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 weeks of training, 3 weeks of group research projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentor relationships throughout academic year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Summer 2011 ATEprogram based on HPLC-MS residue testing </li></ul>
  15. 15. Funding model/sustainability <ul><li>College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fee-for services </li></ul>
  16. 16. Advisory Board Evolution <ul><li>First Board meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No major role </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shifting role </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisors weighing in on site plans, business model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Active participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently have members of the advisory board at organizational meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have become stakeholders in the success of the program </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Choose Advisory Board Members carefully and re-shuffle the deck as the program develops </li></ul><ul><li>Treat Advisory Board members as if they are $1,000 a day consultants -- don't waste their time </li></ul><ul><li>Give Advisory Board Members access to student perspectives -- your students can help sell them on program attributes </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for what you need for your students -- monetary donations, equipment donations, paid internships, curriculum advice, testimonials for marketing your program, and access to other experts </li></ul><ul><li>Don't confuse them with the bureaucratic battles you are fighting behind the scenes </li></ul>
  18. 18. For their Generous Support Florida State College acknowledges: <ul><li>Beaverstreet Fisheries, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Eurofins International </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Freezers </li></ul><ul><li>The National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (award number: DUE 0053250) </li></ul><ul><li>And our advisors at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Florida Department of Agriculture, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, the National Fisheries Institute, and Shaw’s Southern Belle Seafood </li></ul></ul>