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Corporate Partnerships

UMBC’s corporate partnerships provide important resources and opportunities for our students and faculty. In turn, the University works side by side with corporations and foundations to help them reach their business goals.

Most recently, UMBC and Wyeth Research have formed a three-year, multi-level partnership. It will include graduate fellowships for talented students conducting research in fields of joint interest to UMBC faculty and Wyeth scientists and a three-year commitment to support UMBC’s annual life science symposium as a Gold-Level sponsor.

Wyeth’s sponsorship of the symposium, A Look Ahead: Futures in Biomedical Research, will provide direct support for the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UMBC. The annual life science symposium features nationally recognized speakers, promotes the research of UMBC students and attracts hundreds of scientists, educators and biotechnology business leaders.

Students selected for the two-year fellowships will be designated Wyeth Fellows and will receive an annual stipend and mentoring support from an industry scientist at Wyeth research. Fellowships will be awarded to a rising, second- or third-year Ph.D candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Each Wyeth Fellow will have the opportunity to present his or her research findings to a group of senior scientists at Wyeth Research. UMBC and Wyeth recently announced the inaugural Wyeth Fellow, Orrette R. Wauchope, a Ph.D. candidate studying synthetic organic chemistry.

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“We are very pleased to be working with UMBC at this new level. UMBC produces some of our most promising new scientists. Our experiences working with UMBC students and faculty have been excellent.”
Dr. Parimal Desai
Vice President, Analytical & Quality Sciences
Wyeth Research