Forum on the Hill

The Forum on the Hill provides opportunities for the community to engage with speakers once a month, (September- June) who discuss current topics. Join the Conversations! Presented both in person at 12:30pm in Widener Hall and then recorded and posted online here after 5pm. *Covid Protocols are still in place, but you may now bring a brown bag lunch, and we serve light snacks, water, and coffee.

Click HERE to watch the Recorded presentation.

A $5 donation is requested for the series to help support this program when you attend in person. Please consider making this small contribution through the secure Donate button below, or mail a check made out to PCCH to: Center on the Hill, 8855 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19118 if you watch online. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Registration Required to attend in person, please call 215-247-4654 or email 

March 9
Eric Gershenow
The Science Behind Creating a New Medication

Learn the science behind developing pharmaceutical therapies, from conception to commercialization, and the different pathways by which these therapies are designed to treat illness. The different types of drug modalities will be presented that include mono-clonal antibody therapies, to emerging technologies such as gene therapies and RNA/ DNA based treatments and the challenges to manufacturing these therapies at commercial scale to make them accessible to the public. Join us as we explore this ever changing and fascinating industry and the impact on our society.

Eric Gershenow has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a20+ year history working in the biopharmaceutical industry, currently operating as Director of API Development and Manufacturing at Iveric Bio based in New Jersey.

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