The State of Women in Biomedical Sciences: A Call to Action

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The goal of the symposium is raise awareness of the challenges facing women biomedical scientists in academia and industry, and to discuss ways to promote equal opportunities for women and men.

The format will be four talks followed by a panel where all four speakers will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow the panel to give everyone a chance to meet the speakers and to network.

Here are our speakers and their topics:

  • Nancy Hopkins, PhD, Professor, MIT "We've come a long way - but not far enough "
  • Vicki Lundblad, PhD, Professor, Salk Institute "Women scientists need to tell their stories"
  • Joanne Kamens, PhD, Executive Director, Addgene "Implicit Bias - Tactics for Change"
  • Judge Nancy Gertner, (Retired), Professor, Harvard Law School "In Defense of Women: Stories from a Lifelong Advocate"

This symposium is open to the public and free of charge. Please register ahead of time, seating is limited.


Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM


Behrakis Auditorium


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