8:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Women in Medicine & Science
Leading The Way
Join us for a day of inspiration and education celebrating the remarkable achievements of Stanford women in medicine and the biosciences. Hear from experts in their fields as they share personal journeys to becoming creative industry innovators, groundbreaking researchers and prize winning scientists. In addition, there will be ample time to network with these accomplished women and other attendees who will share their perspectives on the many career paths in the world of science and medicine.
Online registration for this event is now closed.
Onsite registration will not be available at this event.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
All meals and plenary sessions located in Main Dining Room
8:00 – 9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Marcia Stefanick, PhD ’82 and Lila Hope, PhD ’99
9:15 – 10:00 Morning Keynote Presentation
“The Joy of Scientific Discovery”
Lucy Shapiro, PhD
10:00 – 10:20 Break
10:20 – 11:10 Session 1 (Choose one)
1A – Presentation - Gold Lounge
“Cultural Neuroscience: Perception in a Multicultural World”
Jeanne Tsai, AB ’91, PhD
Introduced by – Sharon Horton, PhD ’96
2A - Presentation - Main Dining Room
“From Academia to Industry: One Woman's Journey”
Sandra Horning, MD, FACP, FASCO
Introduced by – Kathy Berra, BS ’67
11:10 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:20 Session 2 (Choose one)
1B – Presentation - Gold Lounge
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Food Allergy Research”
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, MF ’05
Introduced by – Marcia Stefanick, PhD ’82
2B – Presentation – Main Dining Room
“Women on Boards: Finding a Voice”
Mari Baker, AB ’85, Deepti Jaggi, MD, MBA ’02
Moderator – Patti Fry, BS ’72, MBA ’77
12:20 – 12:40 Break
12:40 – 1:45 Lunch & Keynote Presentation
“Diversity Makes Better Science”
Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP
Introduced by – Erica Von Kaeppler
1:45 - 2:00 Closing Remarks
*Session titles subject to change
In the future, there will be no female leaders, there will just be leaders. - Sheryl Sandberg
Lucy Shapiro, PhD
Dr. Shapiro is a Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine where she holds the Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Chair in Cancer Research and is the Director of Stanford’s Beckman Center for Molecular & Genetic Medicine.
Her studies of the control of the bacterial cell cycle and the establishment of a systems engineering paradigm underlying cell differentiation has yielded fundamental insights into the living cell and garnered her multiple awards including the International Canadian Gairdner Award, the Abbott Lifetime Achievement Award, the Selman Waksman Award and the Horwitz Prize. In 2013 President Obama awarded her the US National Medal of Science, and in 2014 she was awarded the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, a prize established to honor the very best of female scientists.
Hannah Valantine, MD, MRCP
Dr. Valantine is the first NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity, and a Senior Investigator in the Intramural Research Program at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Prior to 2014, Dr. Valantine was Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Leadership at Stanford School of Medicine. She is nationally recognized for her transformative approaches to diversity and is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Pathfinder Award for Diversity in the Scientific Workforce.
Sandra Horning, MD, FACP, FASCO
Dr. Horning is Chief Medical Officer and head of Global Product Development at Roche/Genentech. She is an Emerita Professor of Medicine (Oncology and Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation) at Stanford University School of Medicine where she served as a tenured professor, practicing oncologist and investigator, and held multiple leadership positions including Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine.
She was named a Best Doctor in America consecutively from 1992-2008 and served as Chairman of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group lymphoma committee and 2005-6 President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, MF '05
Dr. Nadeau is a physician scientist who serves as the Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University. She holds a medical degree and a PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard and did her fellowship in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology at Stanford/UCSF. From 1998 - 2002 she worked in the field of biopharmaceuticals and led clinical research for two biologics in the field of autoimmunity and oncology. Today, her laboratory focuses on the study of immunological mechanisms involved in the cause, diagnosis, and therapy for allergy and asthma.
Jeanne Tsai, AB '91, PhD
Dr. Tsai is currently Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, and the Director of the Stanford Culture and Emotion Lab.
She received her B.A. in psychology from Stanford, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UC Berkeley. Her research examines the cultural shaping of emotion and its implications for health, decision-making, and person perception. Her work is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.
At Stanford, she has received the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Asian American Activities Center Faculty Award. Her work has been described in various national news outlets including Psychology Today, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post.
Mari Baker, AB '85
Ms. Baker is Chair of the audit committee of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW-A), is a director for Blue Shield of California, and is co-founder of the Stanford Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership. She is also a Regional Officer in the Young Presidents Organization, an Advisor to the Clayman Institute and mentors female founders.
Previously, Ms. Baker was an executive at Intuit and president of BabyCenter, Inc. She was an executive-in-residence at the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, and CEO of venture-backed companies Navigenics, Inc. and PlayFirst, Inc.
Ms. Baker is a graduate of Stanford University, where she served on the Board of Trustees from 1996-2003. She has been recognized in the San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame, Fortune’s list of Silicon Valley’s Most Influential Women, Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence, and Advertising Age’s Top 100.
Deepti Jaggi, MD, MBA '02
Dr. Jaggi is President & Chief Medical Officer of Clinakos Inc. She received her PharmD from USC and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She serves on the boards of Clinakos Inc., and Lyceum.
Dr. Jaggi has co-founded and led multiple companies including Neurokos Inc. Her achievements include managing companies through a period of greater than 50% growth and negotiating agreements with over 25 global companies including 9 of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies. Previously she worked at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for strategic planning and portfolio management and she held positions at Oracle Corporation, serving as a domain expert on the application of technology to healthcare and Lifesciences, advising Oracle’s product strategy, development and sales teams. Dr. Jaggi has significant experience as a clinician encompassing various specialties like geriatrics, intensive care, infectious disease, oncology, cardiology and primary care.
Women in Medicine & Science Conference 2017 Registration
Registration includes exclusive access to a full day of educational programming and conference meals
General Admission - $45
Stanford Student - $10
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