Daniel Henderson to lead enhanced NH-INBRE workforce development effort
Dartmouth College as Lead institute, with UNH-Durum as Co-lead, continues to administer a federal/National Institutes of Health funded grant, now in its eleventh year, which supports faculty and undergraduate biomedical research at 10 small public and private universities and colleges across New Hampshire, including the New Hampshire Community College System. This collaborative award is termed the New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) and provides over $19 M for the 5 year current award, which began on July 1, 2020 -- the third such grant awarded to Dartmouth and the Network. In addition to continuing to support research in a variety of ways at the Network campuses, this most recent grant has also identified Workforce Development as one of its five key goals, along with the nested goal of research and professional career development, especially for the undergraduate students involved in the NH-INBRE.
Approximately 130 students engage in significant biomedical research across these 10 institutions beginning as early as freshman year. By the time the students graduate, they have significant lab experience and many have published articles in peer review journals. Students go on to top graduate and professional schools and positions in major biotech and related companies. We believe that the students who come through the NH-INBRE program are an excellent source of talent for businesses in the biomedical fields.
In order to help realize this potential and achieve program goals, the NH-INBRE leadership team is pleased to announce that Daniel Henderson has agreed to lead the workforce development efforts for the NH-INBRE program. After retiring from senior management at Markem Corporation in Keene, Daniel worked for eight years at Keene State College as the director of corporate partnerships. Having retired from Keene State last year, Daniel is pleased to bring his experience from the business and academic worlds to bear in his new role. “Bringing our growing biomedical business community closer to our students as they progress through their educations lays the groundwork for mutually beneficial outcomes for students and employers alike.” Daniel will be reaching out to biomedical businesses and coordinating with internal partners at the NH-INBRE colleges in order to launch this workforce development program.
NH-INBRE Director of Biomedical Workforce Development