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Georgia BioEd Institute Hires Executive Director

Monday, May 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maria Thacker
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Atlanta, GA (May 23, 2016) – Georgia Bio, a private, non-profit association that promotes the life sciences industry in Georgia, is thrilled to announce Jordan Rose as the new Executive Director of the Georgia BioEd Institute. Rose will be responsible for strategic and operational direction to fulfill the organization’s mission to grow Georgia’s leadership in life science innovation. 

As the Executive Director, Rose will drive and enhance program development strategies, strengthen fiscal and operational effectiveness, and improve the organization’s standing in Georgia. Leveraging the Georgia BioEd Institute’s legacy as the leading life science institute in Georgia, he will work to enhance the dynamic programs that support life sciences entrepreneurship, education and career development.

“The Georgia BioEd Institute will continue to connect educational opportunities with industry needs to strengthen the pipeline for Georgia’s bioscience workforce,” said Rose, “I am excited to collaborate with Georgia Bio and industry leaders to increase the Institute’s effectiveness, broaden its reach, and sustain its programming into the future." 

Rose’s passion and experience with promoting science literacy and building community partnerships creates a promising future for the Georgia BioEd Institute. He has led science education initiatives throughout the Atlanta area for sixteen years, and is co-founder and co-director of the Atlanta Science Festival, a 501c3 nonprofit organization; a role he will continue to serve.

As a former Associate Director for Outreach at the Emory College Center for Science Education, Rose led numerous grant-funded initiatives to support K-12 teachers and students, and facilitated university-community partnerships. He has also managed educational outreach programs for the National Science Foundation Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, and Emory University’s PRISM (Problems & Research to Integrate Science & Mathematics). Rose received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University.

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About the Georgia BioEd Institute
The Georgia BioEd Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strengthens the pipeline for Georgia’s bioscience workforce through education and workforce development initiatives. The Georgia BioEd Institute is a division of Georgia Bio. Learn more at

Georgia Bio is the state’s life science industry association whose members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of life sciences related products and services. Learn more at

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