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A unique collaboration between AMSA and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals gives AMSA students the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge about neuroscience while learning about life science career paths within a pharmaceutical company.

Each year, a select group of Upper School students meets regularly with a cross-functional team from Sunovion. Together, they develop a lesson plan and laboratory experiences to teach seventh grade students at AMSA about the central and peripheral nervous systems, with the goal to enhance and complement their existing biology class curriculum.

"This partnership between AMSA and Sunovion was what AMSA founders envisioned when they located the school in Marlborough for close proximity to a growing innovation ecosystem. AMSA is proud of this program, which has leveraged access to Sunovion’s in-depth expertise to enhance our science education. We thank the Sunovion team for their positive impact and inspiring our students,” said Ellen Linzey, Executive Director, AMSA.

“This important program with AMSA reinforces our commitment to advancing the next generation of innovators and leaders and we appreciate the continued collaboration with administrators and faculty. We were impressed by the students and their ability to absorb and convey complex neurobiology information to their peers in an accessible way. They adapted to a remote peer teaching environment this year with great effectiveness and success,” said Ken Koblan, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, who serves as Sunovion’s executive sponsor of the program with AMSA.

2018-2019 PRogram Press Release     

2019-2020 PRogram Press Release

Sunovion Program Students Become Teachers
Sunovion Program 2019-2020 Year-End Video
Sunovion Program 2018-2019 Year-End Video