The New Orleans BioInnovation Center Welcomes New Innovation Program Manager

Xavier University Doctor of Pharmacy Ha’reanna Campbell will support accelerator program and collaboration with Biomedical Advanced Research Development Authority (BARDA) DRIVe.

NEW ORLEANS (Month Day, 2022) — The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC), a private, not-for-profit business incubator, supporting entrepreneurship and dedicated to the development of bioscience innovation throughout Louisiana, has named Dr. Ha’reanna Campbell, PharmD as its new Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) DRIVe Innovation Program Manager. Dr. Campbell is responsible for setting the strategic direction, management, and oversight of all operational/programming activities related to the accelerator program and collaboration with BARDA.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ha’reanna Campbell to the NOBIC team, “ says Kris Khalil, Executive Director at NOBIC. “She brings a passion for combating health disparities and special interest in infectious diseases that will drive the development and leadership of our BARDA DRIVe program. Dr. Campbell will be a great asset to our growing team.”

NOBIC is collaborating with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to advance emerging technologies in the areas of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, as well as sepsis, pandemic influenza, and infectious disease. The DRIVe Program is a BARDA initiative to accelerate the development and availability of transformative technologies and approaches to protect Americans from health security threats. NOBIC was selected as one of 13 BARDA DRIVe accelerators from across the nation to identify promising innovation and to provide wrapround technical support and business development services. By connecting companies, universities, and other important members of the health security ecosystem, the NOBIC BARDA DRIVe Program aims to drive innovation in lifesaving medical technologies and solve challenging problems spanning modern health security threats and daily medical care.

Dr. Campbell, a Mississippi and Alabama native, graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy with a Doctorate of Pharmacy.

“NOBIC has a passion for supporting biotech entrepreneurs and programs,” said Dr. Campbell. “I look forward to working with our team and BARDA to connect members of the health community to drive innovation right at home .”

NOBIC, who has just been awarded an Economic Development Administration Build Back Better Regional Challenge Phase I grant as part of The Gulf Coast Health Sciences Corridor Coalition, is also recruiting a new position of Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer. The position will develop and lead programs designed to assist communities in accelerating the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and building local economies that will be resilient to future economic shocks. For more information on this opportunity, please click here.

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About New Orleans BioInnovation Center: 

The New Orleans BioInnovation Center (“NOBIC”) is a non-profit business incubator focused on advancing life science entrepreneurship and technology commercialization in Louisiana. The mission of NOBIC is to create a successful biotech ecosystem by providing emerging companies with customized commercialization services, premier facilities, and a comprehensive support network. Through relationships with research institutions, economic development organizations, and industry stakeholders, NOBIC helps its clients de-risk novel technologies, attract funding, and improve global health outcomes. For more information, visit