SouthCoast Development Partnership meeting to focus on MassBiologics in Fall River

The SouthCoast Development Partnership will host its next meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8-9 a.m., at Mass Biologics (1240 Innovation Way, Fall River, MA)

The SouthCoast Development Partnership will host its next meeting tomorrow, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8-9 a.m., at Mass Biologics (1240 Innovation Way, Fall River, MA). The meeting, which is open to media, will include a presentation by Mark S. Klempner, MD,, who serves as the Executive Vice Chancellor for MassBiologics and Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). Dr. Klempner will speak on the current status and future of the Fall River MassBiologics facility. 

Dr. Klempner joined UMMS in July 2012 from the Boston University School of Medicine, where he served as Associate Provost for Research, Conrad Wesselhoeft Professor of Medicine and the founding director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). 

The SouthCoast Development Partnership re-launched in April with a mission closely aligned with the strategic plan of UMass Dartmouth to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across the region as UMass Dartmouth marches toward national recognition as a research university. At the same time, the Partnership will make workforce development and educational attainment key components of its activity. Commuter rail expansion to the SouthCoast, waterfront development in New Bedford and Fall River, renewable energy, labor market/economic cluster analysis, and high school/college dual enrollment are among the issues that the Partnership will engage. 

The SCDP's mission is to stimulate, facilitate, and support the economic prosperity of the SouthCoast through transformative innovation, educational attainment, and workforce development consistent with the UMass Dartmouth Strategic Plan - UMassDTransform2020. 


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