Life Sciences Certificate Program Offered For Those Seeking Employment in New Industry

By Nathan Fulk

Release Date: February 26, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. – People looking to succeed in the life sciences industry are invited to enroll in "Becoming a Leader in the Life Sciences," a certificate program from the University at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore College through the Division of Continuing and Professional Studies.

The program is a mid-level introduction to the life sciences, designed to empower participants to develop leadership skills and to apply individual talents and experience to this growing industry. Participants who complete the program receive a certificate from the University at Buffalo and are better prepared for the life sciences job market, which includes more than 120 companies in Western New York. People with work experience, either in the life sciences industry or elsewhere, and masters or doctoral-level students are invited to enroll.

"Becoming a Leader in the Life Sciences" is divided into nine sessions, held on Tuesdays from March 2 until April 27. Classes will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zebro Room at UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, located at 701 Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo.

Participants in the program can expect topic-based discussions with experts covering a wide variety of subjects, including biomedical informatics, information technology, product development, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and career development.

Enrollment in the program is $399, which includes all course materials and instruction. Organizations registering five or more participants are entitled to a reduced fee, but class size is limited.

Eric Cornavaca, co-founder and partner, Buffalo BioSciences, is the main instructor for the course. Cornavaca is an accomplished business management executive with a strong background in technology who has attained progressively increased responsibilities in life science companies.

Program details and registration are available at, or by contacting Michael Spence, program manager, at or (716)829-3481.