WIB-Atlanta Presents: MAPs University with Guest Speaker Maria Thacker
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When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST
Where: Georgia State University, Petit Science Center Room 403
145 Piedmont Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA  30303
United States
Contact: WIB-Atlanta

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WIB-Atlanta presents MAPs University's December event at Georgia State University with guest speaker Maria Thacker, CEO of Georgia Bio. Maria has extensive experience working in the Georgia life sciences community, with a professional background in public health and communications. This event is an excellent opportunity for students and postdocs to learn about alternative career paths outside academia, and to connect with leading Atlanta professionals.


Speaker Biography

Maria Thacker joined Georgia Bio in 2006 and is currently its Acting CEO & President. She is responsible for the organization’s programs and events, purchasing programs, member outreach and engagement, as well as new member development. Additionally, she is responsible for conceiving, developing, and executing a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy.

Maria has a diverse background in environmental health, women’s health and health communications and marketing. She received her Master of Public Health in health education/communication, and maternal and child health from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Sweet Briar College. She is also Executive Director of Georgia Global Health Alliance and sits on the CJD Foundation Board of Directors. She's a 2009 recipient of the Power 30 Under 30 Award for professional and community excellence.


Walk-Ins Accepted?

Walk-ins are not accepted – be sure to register early!


Pricing Information

Members: Free

Non-Members: $30

Students: Free

*Event is free to students, grad students & postdocs. Please email Dr. Priya Luthra to register: pluthra@gsu.edu


Special Pricing for Guests

When registering, members can register guests at member price


Parking Information

  • Visitor Parking is available Monday through Friday at M Deck, K Deck, S Deck, N Deck, and G Deck (after 4:00 p.m.) on a space-availability basis for a fee of $7.00.
  • For the closest parking to the venue location using Parking Deck N. Parking map


Public Transit Information

Closest MARTA station: Georgia State Transit Station


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