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Clarkston Consulting Announces Noah Lee as 2018 Clarkston Scholar

Durham, NC and Philadelphia, PA | March 15, 2018

Life sciences consulting leader Clarkston Consulting today announced the latest recipient of the Clarkston Scholars Program scholarship. The Clarkston Scholars Program was established in 2010 to recognize highly driven students who excel in the classroom, have a focused interest and passion for life sciences, and intend to enter the industry upon graduation.

Noah Lee, a Computational Biology major at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s scholarship. Lee, a sophomore from Sugar Land, TX, stated “I’m thrilled and so grateful for this honor. The opportunities this scholarship will bring go beyond simply easing financial burden – this will help me navigate and understand more about the industry in a valuable way.”

Clarkston Consulting’s life sciences industry lead and partner Janel Firestein on selecting Lee, “The industry is in the midst of an almost complete metamorphosis. The way we develop and bring therapies to market is changing. We’re tapping into new skills, new technologies, and new ways of thinking so the future of the industry will require a new kind of talent.”

Firestein continued, “A future employee like Noah is exactly what the industry requires, he already sees how the relationship between pharma and the public has changed and appreciates what that means for the future. From a research perspective, he recognizes the need for an interdisciplinary, cross-functional approach to innovation. Noah has a bright future and we’re all excited to see the amazing contributions he’ll make to the industry.”

“We are proud to continue our support of the Clarkston Scholars program and honored to see it granted to a deserving scholar in front of more than 1,200 industry leaders at our annual dinner,” said Christopher P. Molineaux, President and CEO, Life Sciences Pennsylvania. “This scholarship is a truly meaningful way to encourage and develop future leaders in the life sciences industry.”

In his studies, Lee leverages courses in biology, computer sciences, and mathematics to develop innovative and method-driven approaches to complex biology problems. Lee was selected from a recording-breaking number of applicants of university students attending a four-year institution in the state of Pennsylvania.

In addition to the $10,000 scholarship, he will receive exposure to the life sciences industry through mentoring with Clarkston Consulting and participation in Life Sciences Pennsylvania events over the next two years. Lee was honored at the Life Sciences Pennsylvania Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration on March 14, 2018.

About Life Sciences Pennsylvania

Life Sciences Pennsylvania (formerly Pennsylvania Bio) was founded in 1989 by two Penn State researchers. Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – biotech, medical device, diagnostic, and pharmaceutical companies; investment organizations; research institutions; digital health companies and the myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania. Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s mission is to ensure Pennsylvania is the United States hub for the life sciences by creating a business and public policy environment which fosters life sciences growth and success.

About Clarkston Consulting

Businesses across the life sciences industry partner with Clarkston Consulting to address challenges stemming from mergers and acquisitions, margin pressures, evolving technological and data capabilities, new regulations, and shifting patient expectations. Our people combine industry and technical expertise to deliver solutions to your most difficult problems. At Clarkston, your purpose is our purpose.