New internship opportunity for U-M Environmental Health students

by Ishani Hewage on September 9, 2013

The Elarabio Risk Science Center Internship, a new partnership with the University of Michigan, Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Elara Bioscience, will help enhance the educational experience of graduate students.

Elara Biosciences is the provider of Elarabio Portal, a comprehensive infrastructure designed to support secure data and document exchange between research organizations and clients, and ToxPlatform, an industrial and environmental toxicology portal designed to integrate all relevant and available chemical-toxicity resources.


Working under the direction of Dale Johnson, President and CEO of Elara Bioscience and Adjunct Professor in EHS, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in a start-up company developing a comprehensive, cloud-based data platform and analytical system with secure document sharing and communication capabilities. Participation in the company’s work will focus on integrating a full spectrum of chemical toxicity resources applicable to human health from chemical exposures, the design of the company’s web-based tools, social media updates, news summarization and aggregation, and external business development activities. The selected intern will also have the opportunity of presenting Elarabio work at national and international meetings and will be co-authors on a series of publications.

“Partnerships between industry and educational institutions, such as this, offer students an invaluable opportunity to gain practical experience that will supplement their academic education,” said Dr. Andrew Maynard, director of the UM Risk Science Center and the chair of EHS.

The recipient of the first Elara Bioscience will be announced once the selection process is complete.

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