Robert Altman has partnered with the Polsky Center to offer a new class: Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine. The course is available to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty at the University of Chicago, Argonne and FermiLabs.

Altman, a Booth alum, serves on the board of directors of Toltec Pharmaceuticals, Preora Diagnostics and Output Medical. In addition to his leadership position of President at Pinnacle Biologics (the U.S.-based subsidiary of Concordia Healthcare), Altman also served as CEO and president of Marathon Pharmaceuticals, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Astellas Pharma, and held several senior positions during a 17-year career at Abbott Laboratories.

Altman earned his PhD in chemistry from Harvard University, his MBA in finance and marketing from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of California, Riverside.

Academic Areas

  • Entrepreneurship

2022 - 2023 Course Schedule

Number Title Quarter
34501 Entrepreneurship for Science and Medicine 2022 (Autumn)