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College of Graduate Studies Annual Career Day

November 20, 2020


 Welcome and Introduction

 Paula Traktman, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies, Hirschmann Endowed Professor

 Cynthia Wright, PhD, Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development, College of Graduate Studies

 9:10 - 10:10am

 At the Bench: Focus on Research-Intensive Careers

  • Saeed Khan, PhD, President of Research and Development, Vikor Scientific, Charleston, SC

  • Christopher Marshall, PhD, Asst. Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Cathy Nguyen, MS, ORISE Fellow, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA

  • Matthew Shotwell, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

10:10 - 10:30am 

 Panel Q & A




 Breakout Session with Individual Panelists


 Keynote Presentation with Lydia Villa-Komaroff, PhD, Founder and Principal, Intersections SBD Consulting


 Lunch Break (on campus participants may pick up a boxed lunch at designated location)

1:00- 2:00pm

 The World Beyond the Bench

  • Grace Williams, PhD, Director of Toxicology and Chemistry Labs at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

  • Amanda Field, PhD, Senior Science Policy Specialist at AAMC and Health Science Policy Analyst at NIH, Washington, DC

  • David Kushner, PhD, Assoc. Professor and Chair of Biology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  • Lakshmi Goyal, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Cell Host & Microbe and Publishing Director at Cell Press, Durham, NC


 Panel Q & A




 Breakout Session with Individual Panelists


 Career Day Raffle and Celebration, Baruch Auditorium