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: Dr. Robert Freund presented on "Demystifying the NIH Scientific Review Process" at the BIRCWH Leadership Webinar Series. Dr. Freund is Chief of the AIDS and AIDS Related Research IRG in the Center for Scientific Review in NIH. Dr. Jessica Shantha, a current Emory BIRCWH scholar, moderated the webinar.


On September 20, 2018, Dr. Anne Libby presented to the BIRCWH Leadership Webinar Series on "Successful Negotiation." Dr. Libby is the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Professor for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Kathleen Woulfe, a current BIRCWH scholar at the University of Colorado served as the moderator.


During the June 21, 2018 BIRCWH Leadership Webinar Series, Dr. Janine ClaytonAssociate Director for Research on Women’s Health and Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH, discussed "Incorporating sex as a biological variable in every aspect and all domains of biomedical research." Dr. Vasiliki Michopoulos, an Emory BIRCWH Scholar, facilitated and opening remarks provided by former BIRCWH scholar, Dr. Kelli Hall.


The fifth BIRCWH Leadership Webinar occurred on March 29, 2018.  Former BIRCWH scholars, Drs. Monica Gandhi, Melissa Morrow, and Jerica Berge discuss "Leveraging the BIRCWH experience in advancing one’s academic career."  Dr. Nathan Schilaty, a BIRCWH scholar from Mayo Clinic, served as the moderator. Dr. Virginia Miller, the PI for Mayo Clinic BIRCWH, provided opening remarks.

The fourth BIRCWH Leadership Webinar occurred on December 14, 2017.  Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the president of Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. Claire Sterk, the president of Emory University, presented on "Climbing the Academic Leadership Ladder."  Dr. Jylana Sheats, a Tulane BIRCWH scholar, served as the moderator.   

The third BIRCWH Leadership Webinar occurred on September 14, 2017.  Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health, presented on "Strategies for assembling a productive scientific team--the human genome experience."  Dr. Erin Ferranti, an Emory BIRCWH scholar, facilitated.  

The second BIRCWH Leadership Webinar occurred on June 15th, 2017.  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, presented on "Achieving relevance and visibility in an academic research career -opportunities and potential pitfalls."  Dr. Sandra Safo, an Emory BIRCWH scholar, facilitated.  

The first BIRCWH Leadership Webinar occurred on April 4, 2017. 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, presented on "Laying a Solid Foundation for a Lasting Academic Career."  Dr. Vasiliki Michopoulos, an Emory BIRCWH scholar, facilitated.