CLIMB Connections Forum: Working With Industry Partners

Thursday, mar. 31, 2022 | noon – 1:45 p.m.

Cultivating Leadership and Innovation for Millennials and Beyond

CLIMB is designed to help leverage the connectivity, energy & innovation of the next-generation workforce by building the framework for industry and academic partnerships.

Bristol Myers Squibb partnership

CLIMB is one of Bristol Myers Squibb’s People and Business Resource Groups, a collection of groups dedicated to creating opportunities for networking and continued growth and development for up-and-coming health care providers that reflect the company’s commitment to cultivating a diverse global workforce.

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CLIMB drives global business performance and strives to evolve BMS to become the workplace of choice for future generations by creating a platform focused on talent development, connectivity, and innovation.

UF faculty, fellows, residents, students and trainees are invited to attend this forum to learn how to better partner with industry through targeted communication, increased awareness of industry resources and actions tailored to improve appropriate collaborations. The goal of fostering these collaborations is to aid in the development of improved medicines and related products that can ultimately contribute to improved health outcomes worldwide.


During this forum, a panel of research and development experts from UF and BMS will share their experiences as research professionals and discuss opportunities for partnership between academia and industry, starting points for collaboration and practical applications for clinical research.

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions as well as join future forums for additional information.

Dr. Thomas George

UF featured panelist

Thomas George, MD, FACP

Dr. George is a clinical investigator and educator with a focus on gastrointestinal malignancies. He serves as the director of UF's GI Oncology Program as well as the associate director for clinical research at the UF Health Cancer Center.


Juliana Kaltsounis, PharmD

Vice President, US Field Medical


Blake Bolinger, JD

Senior Director, Compliance and Ethics

BMS Team Leads

CLIMB Field Chapter Project Manager

Grace White

Scientific Engagement, Regional Marketing Specialist

Alli Pozeznik

CLIMB Field Chapter Co-Lead

Rachael Kollmorgen


Lindsey Boroughs, PhD