BIRCWH Leadership Webinars

June 20, 2019: Dr. Michelle Bennett, NIH, presented on "Team Science" at the latest BIRCWH Webinar Series. Dr. Bennett directs the Center for Research Strategy at the NIH/NCI. She has extensive practical experience in promoting collaboration and team-based approaches by bringing together research scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to solve complex scientific problems. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Priya Vellanki, a second year Emory BIRCWH scholar.

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March 7, 2019: Dr. Tracey Weissgerber and Dr. Stacey Winham, Mayo Clinic, presented at the BIRCWH Webinar Series on "Reveal, Don't Conceal: Transforming Data Visualization & Statistics Education to Improve Transparency." Drs. Weissgerber and Winham are both former BIRCWH scholars. Dr. Marysia Tweet, a current BIRCWH scholar at Mayo Clinic, served as the moderator.





December 20, 2018: "Demystifying the NIH Scientific Review Process"

Speaker: Dr. Robert Freund, Chief of the AIDS and AIDS Related Research IRG in the Center for Scientific Review in NIH

Moderator: Dr. Jessica Shantha, Emory BIRCWH

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September 20, 2018: "Successful Negotiation"

Speaker: Dr. Anne Libby, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado.

Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Woulfe, University of Colorado BIRCWH

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June 21, 2018: "Incorporating sex as a biological variable in every aspect and all domains of biomedical research" 

Speaker: Dr. Janine Clayton, Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH

Moderator: Dr. Vasiliki Michopoulos, Emory BIRCWH

Opening remarks: Dr. Kelli Hall, former BIRCWH scholar 

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March 29, 2018: "Leveraging the BIRCWH experience in advancing one’s academic career" 

Speakers: Drs. Monica Gandhi, Melissa Morrow, and Jerica Berge, former BIRCWH scholars

Moderator: Dr. Nathan Schilaty, Mayo Clinic BIRCWH

Opening Remarks: Dr. Virginia Miller, PI for Mayo Clinic BIRCWH

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December 14, 2017"Climbing the Academic Leadership Ladder"

Speakers: Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the president of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. Claire Sterk, the President of Emory University

Moderator: Dr. Jylana Sheats, Tulane BIRCWH

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September 14, 2017: "Strategies for assembling a productive scientific team--the human genome experience"   

Speaker: Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health

Moderator: Dr. Erin Ferranti, Emory BIRCWH

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June 15th, 2017: "Achieving relevance and visibility in an academic research career -opportunities and potential pitfalls"

Speakers: Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Dr. Claire Brindis, the Director of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Safo, Emory BIRCWH

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April 4, 2017: "Laying a Solid Foundation for a Lasting Academic Career"

Spreakers: Dr. Vivian Pinn, the first full-time director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health and Dr. Claire Pomeroy, the President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Moderator: Dr. Vasiliki Michopoulos, Emory BIRCWH 

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