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2017 GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR PRESENTERS

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5

WELCOME and logistics: 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Plenary Talk: 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium (Kirschstein Auditorium), Natcher Conference Center

Writing Your Six Word Memoir
Sharon L. Milgram, PhD
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH


SESSION 1: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PANEL: Getting to Medical School, Kirschstein Auditorium

Judith Ned, EdD
Assistant Dean and Director, Office of MD Admissions, Stanford University School of Medicine

Chenits Pettigrew, PhD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Diversity Programs, University of Pittsburgh

Melanie Prusakowski, MD
Assistant Dean for Admissions, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Aaron Saguil, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admissions, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

 

PANEL: Getting into a PhD Program in the Biosciences, Lister Hill Auditorium

Presenters:
Victoria H. Freedman, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nancy Schwartz, PhD
Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Chicago

Panelists:

Nicquet Blake, PhD
Associate Dean, Admissions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center

Audra Van Wart, PhD
Director of Education and Training, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Cynthia Wright, PhD
Associate Dean for Admissions and Career Development College of Graduate Studies, Medical Universit of South Carolina

 

A Master's Degree: Will It Get You Where You Want to Go?, Natcher Conference Room F

Philip Ryan, PhD
Deputy Director, Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

 

SESSION 2: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

PANEL: MD/PhD: Is It for You?, Kirschstein Auditorium

Speaker:
Christopher Kontos, MD
Chair, MD-PhD Steering Committee; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Duke University School of Medicine

Panelists:

Ruth Gotian, EdD
Administrative Dean, Medical Scientist Training Program, Cornell University Medical College

Sandra Lemmon, PhD
Director, MD-PhD Program; Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Robin Lorenz, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean, Physician-Scientist Education; Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Alabama School of Medicine

Brian P. Sullivan
Executive Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine

 

PANEL: Public Health: From Admissions to Career Opportunities, Lister Hill Auditorium

Colleen M. Dundas, MPH
Office of Science Policy, Planning and Communications, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Lilly Kan, MPH
Senior Director, Infectious Disease & Informatics, National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Diane Marie St. George, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, MPH Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine

 

PANEL: Psychology: From Admissions to Career Opportunities, Natcher Conference Room F

Julia Felton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Clinical Psychology PhD and Master's Programs

Laura E. Kwako, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist, Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

Alycia Mosely Austin, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives; Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, University of Rhode Island

 

Getting to Dental School, Natcher Conference Room D

Susie R. Goolsby, DDS, MSHA
Assistant Professor, Department of General Practice; Director, Student Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

 

SESSION 3: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Psychology "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room F

Jenna Capobianco
MSc Neuroscience Student King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Melissa Chapman
Senior International Officer, King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Alison Fedio, PhD, PsyD
Professor, Clinical Neuropsychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Julia Felton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Clinical Psychology PhD and Master's Programs

Katrina Holloway
Director of Clinical Admissions, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia

Laura Koehly, PhD
Chief, Social and Behavioral Research Branch; Head, Social Network Methods Section, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Laura E. Kwako, PhD
Clinical Research Psychologist, Office of the Clinical Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH

Alycia Mosely Austin, PhD
Assistant Dean, Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives; Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, University of Rhode Island

 

Dental "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room D

Ariel Edwards
Assistant Director of Admissions, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

Susie R. Goolsby, DDS, MSHA
Assistant Professor, Department of General Practice; Director, Student Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Ann Hagen
Assistant Director, University of Minnesota DDS/PhD Program and Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training (MinnCResT) Program

Janice S. Lee, DDS, MD, FACS
Clinical Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH

 

SESSION 4: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Computational Biology/Bioinformatics "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room F

Ben R. Busby, PhD
Genomics Outreach Coordinator, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, NIH

Sean Conlan, PhD
Staff Scientist, Microbial Genomics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Robert Lessick, PhD
Director, Master of Science in Bioinformatics, Johns Hopkins University

Kristina Obom, PhD
Director, Center for Biotechnology Education, Johns Hopkins University

Kathleen Pickering
Executive Director, Tri-Institutional PhD Programs in Chemical Biology; Computational Biology & Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine

Lauren Slane
Graduate Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Graduate Programs in Bioinformatics and Genomics

 

Bioengineering "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room D

Esther Chen
BESIP Participant; Cornell University

Karen Dieso
Coordinator for Marketing and Communications, University of Maryland Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Jacob Enders
BESIP Participant; Ohio State University

Frances Sheehan-Gavelli, PhD
Staff Scientist, Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center, NIH

Jennifer Jackson, PhD
Health Program Specialist, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

SESSION 5: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Four Critical Skills for Success, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium

Sharon L. Milgram, PhD
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH