(October 31, 2018)

Sponsored by
Keck Graduate Institute


The life science industry relies on outsourced projects across the entire product lifecycle. Research is frequently delegated to an academic institution or other entity. Clinical trials are managed by Contract Resource Organizations – not to mention outsourcing of manufacturing for clinical supply. Once a product has been approved, manufacturing may be delegated to a contract manufacturing organization. In other words, outsourcing is part of the ecosystem of life system. But how well does it work? Are there some best practices that the pros use? This webinar will explore all this. KGI will be joined by key industry partner Gilead Life Sciences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for managing outsourced projects
  • Pitfalls in outsourced project management
  • Tips for effective two-way communication
  • Crafting project scope


Diana BartlettDiana Bartlett, MBA
Associate Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Keck Graduate Institute

Diana Bartlett is responsible for creating and nurturing mutually-rewarding relationships with pharmaceutical, biotech, ag/industrial bio, medical device, diagnostic, and research tools companies. Since 2004, she has been instrumental in securing more than 250 Team Masters Projects, and has launched corporate education, an annual women’s conference, and other programs designed to satisfy unmet needs of companies both large and small. Bartlett chairs KGI’s Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer committee. Prior to joining the Institute, she spent over 20 years in progressively more senior new product development posts for GE, Johnson & Johnson, and other firms. A member of the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers, Bartlett also is a certified Project Management Professional and also holds certificates as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach. She has an MBA in marketing from the University of Chicago and a BA in journalism from the University of Iowa.

Shannon BraunShannon Braun, MBA
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Keck Graduate Institute

Shannon Braun creates and maintains relationships with life science companies for Keck Graduate Institute (KGI). KGI trains the next leaders for this growing industry and such partnerships ensure the appropriate skills and experiences are incorporated into the student experience. Ms. Braun has over 10 yers experience in higher education and currently focuses on the main capstone experience, a consulting project in partnership with industry.