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2020 VIRTUAL GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR PRESENTERS

LIVE Sessions

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

12:00 - 12:20 PM (EDT)         Welcome from the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education

12:30 - 1:20 PM (EDT)           PANEL: Getting to Medical School

1:30 - 2:20 PM (EDT)             PANEL: Getting into a PhD Program in the Biosciences

2:30 - 3:20 PM (EDT)             PANEL: MD/PhD: Is It for You?

3:30 - 4:20 PM (EDT)             A Master's Degree: Will It Get You Where You Want to Go?

Please register for each live session separately. To register, click on the link for any (or all) of the sessions that interest you to. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ASL interpretation will be provided for all sessions. Sessions will be recorded and made available, after captioning, on the OITE YouTube channel.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 12:00 - 12:20 PM (EDT)
      

Opening and Welcome from the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education           

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7478947769491763724

Sharon L. Milgram, PhD
Director, Office of Intramural Training & Education, National Institutes of Health

 

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 12:30 - 1:20 PM (EDT)

PANEL:  Getting to Medical School          

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5722552710910315020

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Bill King, MBA
Vice President for Recruitment and Application Services, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), with branches in South Carolina, Alabama, and Louisiana

Sandra M. Quezada, MD
Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions & Assistant Dean for Academic and Multicultural Affairs, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Demicha Rankin, MD
Associate Dean for Admissions, Ohio State College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

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

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 1:30 - 2:20 PM (EDT)
         

PANEL: Getting into a PhD Program in the Biosciences  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7821709524334690572

Moderator:

Natasha Lugo-Escobar, PhD
Director, HiSTEP Summer Programs, and Special Programs Coordinator, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

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

Patricia L. Cameron, PhD
Vice Dean, Graduate School, Medical College of Georgia - Augusta University

Nancy E. Street, PhD
Associate Dean and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

David Van Vactor, PhD
Director, Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program, Harvard University School of Medicine


Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 2:30 - 3:20 PM (EDT)   
      

PANEL: MD/PhD: Is It for You?  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4083691047291613196

Moderator:

Kristen Zukosky, PhD
Director, HiSTEP Summer Programs and Pre-medical Advisor, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Marshall S Horwitz, MD/PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Washington School of Medicine

Barbara I. Kazmierczak, MD/PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Yale School of Medicine

Sharon E. Plon, MD/PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine

Talia H. Swartz, MD/PhD
Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, 3:30 - 4:20 PM (EDT)
       

A Master's Degree: Will It Get You Where You Want to Go?     

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1762969446730918668

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

 

PRERECORDED Sessions:

Recordings will be available on the OITE YouTube channel on or after August 4, 2020.

Getting to Dental School

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Public Health

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Clinical Psychology

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Genetic Counseling

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Data Science/Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Bioengineering

Strengthening Your Application to Medical School

Academic Postbac Programs: What's Available and Why Complete One?


Getting to Dental School    
     

Moderator:

Ulli Klenke, PhD
Director, AMGEN Scholars at NIH Program and Special Programs Coordinator

Speaker:

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

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Public Health
    

Moderator:

Erika Barr, PhD
Director, Community College Programs and Special Projects Coordinator, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Craig Scott Fryer, DrPH
Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health; Associate Director, Maryland Center for Health Equity, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park

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

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

Karen McDonnell, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Prevention and Community Health, School of Public Health, George Washington University

Natalie Solomon Brimage, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Project Officer, Special Projects of National Significance, Office of Training and Capacity Development, HIV/AIDS Bureau in the Department of Health and Human Services

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Clinical Psychology

Moderator:

Natasha Lugo-Escobar, PhD
Director, HiSTEP Summer Programs and Special Programs Coordinator, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Andres De Los Reyes, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Director, Comprehensive Assessment and Intervention Program, Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

Laura Kwako, PhD
Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Treatment and Recovery Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Credentialed Clinician (Psychologist), Clinical Research Center, NIH

Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, PhD
Health Psychologist, Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Genetic Counseling


Moderator:

Laura Marler, PhD
Student Services Coordinator, Graduate Partnerships Program, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Kyle W. Davis, ScM
Certified Genetic Counselor, Lineagen, Inc.

Lori H. Erby, ScM, PhD, CGC
Program Director, Genetic Counseling Training Program, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, & Johns Hopkins University

Grace-Ann Fasaye, ScM, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Center for Cancer Research, Genetics Branch, National Cancer Institute

Weiyi Mu, ScM, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor, Department of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Data Science/Computational Biology/Bioinformatics

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

Allissa Dillman, PhD
Training Strategist and Outreach Coordinator, Office of Data Science Strategies, Office of the Director, NIH

Leonardo Mariño-Ramírez, PhD
Stadtman Investigator, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH

Brian Wright, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Data Science, University of Virginia

Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD
NLM Data Science and Open Science Officer, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine, NIH

PANEL: From Admissions to Career Opportunities – Bioengineering 

Moderator:

Andrea Naranjo-Erazo, PhD
Research Ethics Training Coordinator, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Robert A. Allen, PhD
Senior Associate, Regulatory Affairs, MCRA, LLC

Wilfred Chen, PhD
Gore Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

Abbygail Foster, PhD
Technical Development Scientist, Genentech

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


Strengthening Your Application to Medical School

Speakers:

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

John Taborn, PhD
Career Counselor, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Kristen Zukosky, PhD
Director, HiSTEP Summer Programs and Pre-medical Advisor, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

PANEL: Academic Postbac Programs: What's Available and Why Complete One?


Moderator:

John Taborn, PhD
Career Counselor, Office of Intramural Training & Education, NIH

Panelists:

Jillian Golaszewski, MA
Academic Advisor, Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical (PBPM) Program, University of Virginia

William Hahn, PhD
Director, GeorgeSquared Advanced Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Programs, George Mason University / Georgetown University

Monika Jost, PhD
Director, Division of Pre-medical and Pre-health Programs. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, Drexel University College of Medicine

Gwynneth D. Offner, PhD
Director, MS in Medical Sciences Program, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, Boston University

Frederick A. Pereira, PhD
Director, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) and Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Susan Salko, MS
Director, Post Baccalaureate Pre-medical (PBPM) Program, University of Virginia