Accomplishment Alert: Victoria Leroy

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Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics doctoral candidate Victoria Leroy (Sharma Lab) along with Laura Falceto Font (Cancer Biology – Flores Lab) have partnered up in hope to gain hands-on industry experience during their training. To help achieve their goal of applying their research backgrounds in the world of business and entrepreneurship, they are assembling a program that enables trainees to gain practical industry experience that cannot be found in a classroom. Building off an idea established by a program alumna, Falceto Font and Leroy have teamed up to launch a biomedical sciences career development internship program that gives their peers a chance to explore different fields and build connections.

Leroy and Falceto Font have connected with UF Innovate, the university’s tech startup incubator, to begin garnering business interest in the program.

Information about how students, businesses and organizations can become involved in the internship program will eventually be available to view on the Graduate Program in Biomedical website, but in the mean time, anyone can email Falceto Font and Leroy at and if they are interested in learning more about the program or becoming involved in the student committee launching it.