Summer 2019 Newsletter
Summer 2019 Newsletter
A Note from the President
Happy summer (to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere, at least)! After months of rain and clouds in Michigan, the sun is shining and we are enjoying evenings and weekends outdoors. With Independence Day just around the corner, we wanted to remind you that TransPharm will close on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 3rd and re-open on the morning of Monday, July 8th. We’d like to wish our fellow Americans a fun and safe 4th of July holiday, and to all of our international clients, we look forward to serving you next week. For urgent matters, we can be reached via email.
President & CEO
In the Lab
Four students from liberal arts colleges in south central Michigan were selected as TransPharm’s 2019 summer interns. Each intern will spend two weeks in the lab validating a preclinical model of a urinary tract infection caused by E. coli, P. aeruginosa, or K. pnuemoniae in Balb/C or C3H/HeN mice. Contact us for more information or to request a free, no-obligation quote for your study.
Santiago R. Lopez, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Disney Customer Service Training
Last week, CEO Dan Ross and CSO Dr. Santiago Lopez attended a professional development course on quality customer servicethrough the Disney Institute. Here, they learned the operational practices used to serve guests at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for over 60 years. They took away several great ideas that we are excited to adapt and apply here at TransPharm so that we can better serve you.
STEM Scholarship Winners
Each year, TransPharm offers four $1,000 scholarships to local high school students planning to pursue a college degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). This year’s winners were Alissa Fish of Columbia Central High School, Madeline Godfrey of Napoleon High School, McKendra Perry of Addison High School, and Danielle Vykydal of Onsted High School. Scholarship winners were presented with giant checks earlier this month.
Birds and Birdies
Team building activities were in full swing this June as TransPharm hit the golf course for a scramble. Despite an abnormally rainy spring, Mother Nature treated us to blue skies on the green. Everyone enjoyed the fresh air and we even came home with some prizes!
And while some of our team members were putting birdies, others spent the day with birds! The Michigan Avian Experience, a non-profit organization that cares for non-releasable raptors native to our home state, hosted TransPharm for an educational day about our flying friends.