Date(s) - 19 Jul 2012
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
NACET - Flagstaff
Why Interns Aren’t Slaves Instructed By: David Engelthaler
Contrary to popular belief, interns are not just cheap labor; interns are not go-fers; and, most definitely, interns are not business slaves. So what the heck is an intern? Internships are an important tool for building your workforce, for training your managers and for giving students and career-changers the applied education they couldn’t get in school. Today’s employers are frustrated in the lack a prepared workforce, they need more direct skills and real-world understanding in their employees – internships are a key part of the solution. We will discuss the who, what, why, how of internships in the innovation economy.
Thursday, July 19th 11:30am – 1:30pm NACET Conference Room 2225 N. Gemini Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
About Your Instructor
David M. Engelthaler is the Director of TGen North in Flagstaff, AZ, part of the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute. TGen North is focused on advancing public health, clinical medicine and biodefense through targeted microbial genomics. Besides directing the day-to-day operations at TGen North, Dave oversees a number of research groups working on developing tools to detect and analyze infectious diseases such as influenza, valley fever, MRSA, cholera, plague, anthrax and others. He is also the co-founder of PathoGene LLC, a Flagstaff for-profit company (located at NACET), developed to transform mid to late stage diagnostic intellectual property into market-ready assays. David was recently the Arizona State Epidemiologist and the Arizona Biodefense Coordinator. He has over fifteen years experience in public health related research, including ten years with the Arizona Department of Health Services and three years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with such diseases as plague and tularemia. He has published numerous papers on epidemiology, disease ecology, genetics, and microbiology. David has several years experience in leading teams, managing large programs and multi-million dollar budgets, developing collaborations, and developing education programs. He has briefed the Arizona legislature and has testified before Congress. He continues to work closely with state, federal, and international health agencies to help solve a variety of health and safety related problems. David got his undergraduate in Biology at Northern Arizona University, has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University and he currently lectures and teaches classes on infectious diseases and epidemiology at NAU, where he hold a research faculty position. Dave sits on the Coconino County Public Health District Advisory Board and a number of non-profit boards and committees in Arizona.