Diversity in Bio Breakfast Series

The 2019 Diversity in Bio Breakfast Series, presented by BioOhio, will feature a diverse and dynamic group of speakers providing in-depth insights about their professional journeys, negotiating strategies, mentorship & sponsorship, and STEM iniatives. 

Events are being planned in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

August 23 in Cleveland

The first Diversity in Bio Breakfast will take place August 23 at Matrix Medical Devices in Mayfield Heights. The featured speaker Carolyn Odom, Director, Program Management, Abeona Therapeutics, will discuss nontraditional pathways into bioscience/healthcare and the role that mentors played throughout her career. The event will end with a Q&A session.

About Our Speaker

Carolyn Odom is the Director of Program Management at Abeona Therapeutics, a gene and cell therapy company in Midtown Cleveland with a focus on rare pediatric diseases. A graduate of Western Reserve Academy and the University of St. Andrews, she recently returned to Cleveland after 17 years away to join the burgeoning biotech and healthsciences scene in Northeastern Ohio. Carolyn is also a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence and is rarely seen without a dog at her side.


Matrix Medical Devices
5900 Landerbrook Dr., Suite 350
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124


7:30 am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 am – Welcome & Introduction from BioOhio & HBA
8:45 am – Keynote Speaker Carolyn Odom
9:30 am – Networking Reception


BioOhio Members – $20
Non-Members – $30