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Training the Next Generation of Scientists

Company President Receives Business of the Year Award for Training of College Students

Our Team here at Integrated Pharma Services (IPS) grow more than cells in our lab. Dr. Mina Izadjoo, President and Chief Science Officer of IPS has been nurturing the next generation of scientists through internships, one eager mind at a time.

IPS Team has shepherded a number of interns and young professionals through their first industry lab experience. If you know anything about starting a career, you’d be familiar with the unfortunate paradox of needing prior experience to work but you need to work in order to acquire that experience. Up-and-coming scientists need to get their foot in the door one way or another; Dr. Izadjoo has graciously opened that door for them, welcoming the next generation of scientists to IPS.

These interns are from state colleges of Maryland, Universities and non-profits. This Summer one of IPS interns is a school Science Teacher pursuing her Master’s Degree from University of Maryland. We are planning on training additional local students including interns from George Washington University and MTC.

(Fall Interns Krissy and Cindy being supervised by Head Lab Manager Vanessa Marcel)

Dr. Izadjoo is committed to helping these budding professionals get a foothold in the industry through practical, real-world experience.

"I remember how excited I was to graduate and start my career. At the same time, there's always a vicious cycle where you need experience to get that first 'real' job, but you need a job to get experience.” - Mina Izadjoo, PhD

IPS knows that there is an essential affinity between industry and academia, especially in the field of science.

"In the long-run, helping students get the most out of their education helps us all as a society. It has a positive impact on the community and ensures a quality workforce in the future." - Mina Izadjoo, PhD

Dr. Izadjoo is also the President of the Washington Academy of Sciences and holds professorship at Department of Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

On May 7th, FCC hosted the annual President’s Business Appreciation Awards banquet. Dr. Izadjoo was presented with the most honored award of the annual banquet, naming her "Business Leader of the Year" for her work with Bioprocessing Technology Program students.

According to FCC's statement, "She has served as a mentor to students, ensuring young scientists have the skills and support to succeed in the biotech workforce." Nomination for the College's annual Business Appreciation Award came as a surprise to Dr. Izadjoo.

“I've had a very fulfilling and exciting career in this industry, working on novel, ground-breaking technologies. I am committed to give back by holding the door open for the next generation of scientists." - Mina Izadjoo, PhD

IPS is extremely proud to have Dr. Izadjoo, a passionate scientist and servant leader as president.

From Right to Left - Former IPS Intern, Syrey; IPS Head Scientist,Dr. Hosan Kim; IPS Head Lab Manager, Vanessa Marcel; IPS CEO, Dr. Mina Izadjoo; Bioprocessing Technology Program Manager, Dr. Judy Staveley

A boss lady this passionate about remedial science with a dedication to help the next generation of scientists absolutely deserves to be celebrated.

Congratulations Dr. Mina! Thank you for giving back to the science community and for the opportunity here at IPS!

- Your Latest Intern,

Cindy Beatriz Wong Lema

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