The Department of English and the Babson Center for Global Commerce welcome: Ms. Caroline Morton Huffman, C'86 Clinical Research Specialist Site Manager Janssen Research & Development "What Do You Do with an English Degree? Answers from Caroline Morton Huffman." 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 3 Fireside Chat at the Social Lodge

Ms. Caroline Morton Huffman, C’86, Clinical Research Specialist Site Manager in Oncology with Janssen Research and Development of Johnson & Johnson, will be speaking at a Fireside Chat on November 3rd. Kicking off Sewanee’s alumni weekend, Ms. Huffman will share how writing and speaking effectively are in demand in the current job market. Communicating clearly is a skill she uses daily to successfully meet business deadlines as a liaison between scientists at Janssen and research staff at hospitals and clinics.

Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, conducts research and development to tackle complex diseases and health challenges around the globe. Ms. Huffman’s current role is to manage and monitor heme-oncology clinical trials as well as train and mentor new hires at the company.

With over 25 years of experience in clinical research, Ms. Huffman began her career as a staff writer at Duke University’s Clinical Research Institute. Since that time, she has held clinical research roles at Quintiles (IQVIA) and Novartis, before joining Janssen in 2015 as a specialist in oncology research. Ms. Huffman finds this work to be the most rewarding because “it’s constantly evolving and treatments are improving.” Most recently, clinical trials for a treatment of multiple myeloma allow patients to receive a 5-minute injection once a month instead of sitting in an infusion chair for hours. “We have a saying at Janssen,” said Ms. Huffman, “the patients are waiting. It gives urgency to what we do.”

Ms. Huffman attributes her success to the liberal arts education she received at Sewanee which gave her “the confidence to think critically and to write authoritatively.” Join us to learn more about what you can do with an English degree. All are welcome to attend this fireside chat co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Babson Center.