Hood College and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have partnered to cohost an annual scientific symposium that will feature topics reflecting the “cutting-edge” of current research.
A three-year Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions also will expand research and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the Frederick National Laboratory and provide professional development programs for Hood faculty and National Laboratory staff.
“This is such an exciting opportunity to bring scientists and faculty together to learn and share ideas on the forefront of the biomedical sciences,” said Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D., Laboratory Director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and President of the Laboratory’s current prime contractor, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
“We at Hood are excited about the mutually beneficial activities that comprise this unique partnership, building on a long, shared history between our two institutions,” said Hood President Andrea E. Chapdelaine. “This agreement enables Hood College and the Frederick National Laboratory to work together to advance our goals of increasing access to STEM-related careers for all students and together serve the public good through advancements in science and education.”
The student research and training program will enrich the College’s commitment to applied learning to facilitate Hood graduates’ employment in the biotechnology and research industries. Frederick National Laboratory staff will have the opportunity to teach at Hood, while Hood faculty will engage in collaborative research at the Frederick National Laboratory.