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Dec. 22, 2016 9:55 am

Helen Stimson named new president of the Delaware Bioscience Association

Stimson will be the second president and first woman president of the organization.
Honorees at Delaware BioScience Association’s 2015 Annual Awards Gala.

Honorees at Delaware BioScience Association's 2015 Annual Awards Gala.

(Photo by Adam Gierke)

Early next year, the Delaware Bioscience Association will undergo a leadership change. For the past 10 years, founding president Bob Dayton held the position after leaving his post at the Delaware Economic Development Office. As Dayton retires, current Agilent Technologies Vice President Helen Stimson will step up to lead the organization.

Stimson has been involved with Delaware Bio for years as she cochaired the annual Inspiring Women in STEM conference with cochair Jennifer Kmiec. Both Stimson and Kmiec have been champions of mentoring women in STEM as they are also a part of a statewide effort to bolster numbers of mentors for young women and girls who are interested in learning more about the fields but are not quite sure how to get involved.

The Delaware Bioscience Association has a history of recognizing contributions to the bioscience community at the annual awards gala.

“Every day in the Department of Health and Social Services, I see the importance of STEM,” said secretary of state Lita Landgraf in a statement earlier this year, in reference to answering the need for a statewide mentoring effort.

Stimson will begin her role in the new year on February 2.

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