Helping Hands

Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath
Just as the weight of being a first-generation scientist began to mount, the biotechnology industry wrapped its arms around me. 

The ingredients that the United Negro College Fund-Merck program provided were simple: confidence, modest resources, autonomy from hierarchy and bureaucracy, a network of like-minded scientists, and a clear picture of how science could help communities of color and save patients’ lives in the process.   

- Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, BIO President & CEO

Talent is wasted unless it is fostered.

Research means little without development.

Helping Hands Teacher

Who inspired you to become a scientist?

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Who extended a helping hand that let you achieve your goals?

Share Your Story

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Step 1

Download the easy-to-use I am BIO app from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Step 2

Create an account and enter the Project ID "helpinghands."

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Step 3

Begin filming, tell your story, and upload your final video. 

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Introducing the I am BIO Campaign 

I am BIO

BIO has launched a new campaign to tell the story of biotechnology through the eyes of those making a societal impact through science and those whose lives were changed forever because of scientific breakthroughs. Help us put a face to biotech and introduce the hidden heroes in our labs by sharing your story.   

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