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Women in Genetics Workshop and Networking Event

Friday, July 15, 2016

6:00 - 7:30 pm

North Tower: Harbor Beach/Marco Island

Powered by WiG: Thanks to the women whose generous contributions provided funding for this workshop.

Featuring a workshop from the Association for Women in Science, women scientists at all levels will learn strategies for networking and seeking mentorship, as well as becoming an effective mentor. Participants will also learn about the different available networks suitable for a variety of career levels and aspirations. Opportunities for small group discussions and networking will be available during the one-hour workshop, which will be followed by a short talk by Marnie Halpern (Carnegie Institution for Science). Fee: $10. Pre-registration required

6:00 - 7:00: "Mentoring and Networking as Strategic Tools in Your Career Development"

Presented by Donna Dean on behalf of the Association for Women in Science, this workshop will also provide attendees with the opportunity to implement networking strategies within the WiG community.

Donna Dean, PhD - Executive Consultant, Association for Women in Science

Since 2010, Dr. Donna J. Dean has focused on leadership and talent development, career enhancement, and mentoring strategies for organizations and individuals as a pro bono Executive Consultant to the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and a Career Consultant for the American Chemical Society (ACS). She had a 27 year career as a federal executive at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Raised on a tobacco farm in eastern Kentucky, she earned the BA in chemistry from Berea College, PhD in biochemistry from Duke University, and conducted postdoctoral research in cell and developmental biology at Princeton University.  


7:00 - 7:20: "Challenges, changes and choices" by Dr. Marnie Halpern

Marnie Halpern, PhD - Faculty, Carnegie Institution for Science
Dr. Marnie E. Halpern has headed a research laboratory at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Embryology for over 20 years. She has served on the GSA Board of Directors, on science policy committees for FASEB, and organized outreach programs such as Career Fridays for Johns Hopkins University graduate students and Women Serious About Science at a Baltimore public high school. She obtained her BSc and MSc at McMaster University in Canada, and a PhD from Yale University studying Drosophila neuromuscular development. Her work using genetic approaches in the zebrafish model began as a post-doctoral associate at the University of Oregon.

7:20 - 7:30: Questions and Discussion