Higher Ed CoP: Project Management as a Transferable Skill: Panel and Structured Discussions

This is a joint event between NCPMI Higher Education Community of Practice (HECoP) and Duke Project Management CoP - This is an in-person only event



Do you find yourself frequently managing projects? Does your title reflect this work? These are questions you might ask yourself if you are a project manager, but have not yet made the leap into official project management. How can these skills take you into different industries such as clinical research, programming, or regulatory and quality? We have assembled a panel of experienced speakers who made the leap from academia to a wide array of project management positions. This diversity of job descriptions can help you envision where you want your career to grow and how project management can help you get there!

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will have a better understanding of:


How to successfully manage the transition to project management in a wide range of fields 


How people have grown into their roles and developed their project management skills with certifications and leadership positions 


Event Details:

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Panel Introduction and Talks

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM Break

4:40 PM – 6:00 PM Structured Discussions (10min each table)

Free networking following Structured Discussions


About the Panelists: (For more information on the Panelists:  https://bit.ly/2kNaqYs)

Emily Miller PhD, PMP (Panel Facilitator)

Dr. Emily Miller is a Project Leader at the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Kathleen Candando PhD

Dr. Kathleen Candando works as a Research Scientist at Rho.

Jennifer Israel PhD, PMP

Dr. Jennifer Israel is currently a data scientist and project lead at Novozymes.

Patrick Killela PhD, RAC

Dr. Patrick Killela is a Quality Assurance Manager in the Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality within the Duke University School of Medicine.

Lauren Lilly Lohmer PhD

Dr. Lauren Lohmer is the interim lead of Project Management at Nuventra Pharma Sciences.

Abigail McLeod PhD, RAC

Dr. Abigail McLeod is a Clinical Research Scientist at Impact Pharmaceutical Services.

Ana Sanchez PhD

Dr. Ana Sanchez is a Director for Discovery Program Management at Locus Biosciences.

Aaron Towers PhD

Dr. Aaron Towers is currently a Feasibility Research Analyst at IQVIA.

Location: The Chesterfield, 701 West Main Street, Durham NC 27701



Free Parking: West Pettigrew Parking Deck, 704 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC


Paid Parking: Brightleaf Square Parking Lot, 905 West Main Street, Durham, NC


Event Details

Event Date 11-13-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 11-13-2019 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-22-2019 7:00 am
Registered 83
Available place 17
Cut off date 11-13-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location The Chesterfield
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Subscribe to our newsletter!

Contact us

65 TW Alexander Drive, #14064
RTP NC  27709-4064

Click here to contact us!

Connect with us

We're on Social Networks. Follow us & get in touch.