• First Rounders

    December 2017

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    • In this episode: Susan Windham-Bannister

      Susan is president and CEO of Biomedical Growth Strategies and was the founding president and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC). Her conversation with Nature Biotechnology covers her childhood in segregated St. Louis, her work at MLSC helping grow the life sciences sector in Massachusetts through Governor Deval Patrick's $1-billion initiative, and race relations in Boston and the United States.

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