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2018 GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR PRESENTERS

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6

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

Building Resilience for Your Educational Journey and Beyond
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

Moderator:

Elena Hernandez-Ramon, MD, PhD
Director, Pre-medical Program, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Charmagne G. Beckett, MD, MPH, FACP
Captain, Medical Corps, US Navy
Naval Medical Research Center, Infectious Diseases Directorate

Brenda Latham-Sadler, MD
Associate Dean, Student Inclusion and Diversity; Associate Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Gina Moses, MEd
Director of Admissions
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Melanie Prusakowski, MD
Assistant Dean for Admissions; Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Will R. Ross, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Medicine, Renal Division
Washington University School of Medicine 

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

Presenters:

Victoria H. Freedman, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences; Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nancy Schwartz, PhD
Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Chicago

Panelists:

Nicquet Blake, PhD
Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Patricia Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean
Augusta University Graduate School

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; Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Medical University 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

Presenter:

Sandra Lemmon, PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); Professor, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Panelists:

Jose Cavazos, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); Professor, Neurology
School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry

Brian Sullivan, MS
Executive Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine

Sharon Welling, BS
Director of Finance and Administration Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
 

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

Moderator/Panelist

Jackie Lavigne, PhD, MPHChief
Office of Education, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
National Cancer Institute, NIH

Panelists:

Magnolia Hernandez, PhD
Director, Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University

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

Shederick McClendon, MPH
Assistant Dean of Students
University of California Berkeley School of Public Health

Kathy Sharp, PhD, MPH
Graduate Director
University of Maryland School of Public Health

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

Andrea Chisolm, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Maryland, Department of Psychology

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, EdD
Department Chair
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus

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

David Sacks, PsyD
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Northern Virginia

Getting to Dental School, Natcher Conference Room D

Carolyn Booker, PhD
Senior Vice President for Educational Pathways
American Dental Education Association
 

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

Psychology "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room F

Andrea Chisolm, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Maryland, Department of Psychology 

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, EdD
Department Chair
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC Campus

Lauren Ernat
Graduate Admissions Services Specialist
George Mason University

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

David Sacks, PsyD
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Northern Virginia
 

Dental "Mixer", Natcher Conference Room D

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

Leslie A. Frieden, PhD
Extramural Training Officer, Research Training and Career Development Branch
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Elizabeth Johnson
Director of Recruitment, Application Services
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Kimberly Smith
Graduate Coordinator
University of Michigan School of Dentistry
 

SESSION 4: 1:05 PM - 1:50 PM

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

Andy Baxevanis, PhD
Head, Computational Genomics Unit
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH 

Ben R. Busby, PhD
Staff Scientist, Information Engineering Branch
National Library of Medicine, NIH

Kristine A. Giffin, PhD
Instructor in Molecular and Systems Biology
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Graduate Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

Jaime Hargrave
Director of Student Affairs, School of Biomedical Informatics
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 

Catherine Haskell
Program Manager
Harvard Medical School Training in Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics

Sohyoung Kim, PhD
Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Receptor Biology & Gene Expression
National Cancer Institute, NIH

David Landsman, PhD
Chief, Computational Biology Branch, Bioinformatics of Chromatin Structure Group
National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

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

Karen Dieso
Coordinator for Marketing and Communications
University of Maryland Graduate Engineering Programs

Nicole Morgan, PhD
Acting Chief, Trans-NIH Shared Resource on Biomedical Engineering and Physical Science
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH

Grace C.Y. Peng, PhD
Program Director, Computational Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH

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

SESSION 5: 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

 

Interviewing Tips for Professional School, Kirschtein Auditorium

Elena Hernandez-Ramon, MD, PhD
Director, Pre-medical Program
Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Journaling for Resilience for Future Graduate Students, Natcher Conference Room F


Joanne M. Braxton, PhD
Professor of the Humanities at the College of William and Mary
Wellness Consultant, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Session 6: 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

 

Interviewing Tips for Graduate School,  Kirschstein Auditorium


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

Journaling for Resilience for Future Health Care Providers, Natcher Conference Room F

 
Joanne M. Braxton, PhD
Professor of the Humanities at the College of William and Mary
Wellness Consultant, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH