Forlenza Chair Prospectus

Partnering with corporations, nonprofits, hospitals and NGOs, among others, is critical to the success of the college, its students and faculty. These relationships allow for student placement in experiential learning opportunities, guidance on curriculum development, data sharing for research outcomes, financial and inkind sponsorships and more. Today’s partners include the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Geisinger, IQVIA and Bayada Home Health. Our Partners Science Supercluster Strong growth and high specialization in the Healthcare & Life Sciences cluster High proportion of residents with degrees in engineering Lehigh University Center for Manufacturing Systems Engineering As dozen world-class health care networks and independent residency programs The Lehigh Valley provides proximity to top research universities, a growing workforce and an affordable location with a great quality of life. Its economic assets are uniquely suited to help research, diagnostics and manufacturing firms the opportunity to emerge in the life sciences commercial environment. In addition to being Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing region for the 18-34 age group, the Valley has: 18 Lehigh is also home to one of just four Ben Franklin TechVentures® in the state, an award-winning incubator/post-incubator facility on its Mountaintop Campus. Several of the current start-ups at Ben Franklin are run by Lehigh faculty, and COH students regularly intern with these nascent companies.

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