WIB-Capital Region: Family Matters: A Discussion on Lessons Learned in Balancing Work & Family
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WIB-Capital Region: Family Matters: A Discussion on Lessons Learned in Balancing Work & Family

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST
Where: HSF III
670 West Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD  21201
United States
Contact: WIB-Capital Region

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This Baltimore Meetup is free for members and students, and members may bring up to two guests at the member price (free). If you're new to WIB and interested in checking it out before becoming a member, get in touch via CapitalRegion@womeninbio.org.

Join us for an open, frank discussion with accomplished women at different stages of their careers who have and are currently balancing their careers with responsibilities to their families -- from children to aging parents. We will explore practical advice in addition to learning what rights women have in the workplace for managing their many responsibilities.


Speaker Bios

Julie Rosen, Ph.D. is the Executive Director for Medical Research & Scientific Publications for the University of Maryland School of Medicine and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences. She has parlayed her doctoral training in the biological sciences into a career in science communications, both in a public affairs capacity and in her current position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her experience ranges from fielding press inquiries to developing online video and Web content, to events planning and coordination, to reviewing grants and scientific manuscripts, to drafting and editing educational materials for diverse audiences. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a B.S. in Biology from Messiah College.

Elizabeth Miclette graduated with a BA in Communications and a Minor in English from Wilmington College of Ohio. Her career spans over 22 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing (injection molding, blown film extrusion, laminated films, bag making, sheet metal) with 16 years specializing in Human Resources. Her current role is Director, Human Resources at Emergent BioSolutions for both the Camden and Rockville locations. Prior to working in Human Resources, Elizabeth worked in Quality as a Quality Engineer and Quality Manager. Her interest in operational excellence, training, and employee development led her to accept a career change to HR. Elizabeth’s desire to be a people-focused innovator and use of strong emotional intelligence provides an environment that supports her goal of empowering all employees. Current specialties are in employee relations, people development, strategic planning, innovation, and leadership coaching. Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family; husband Robert and children Lauren, Kyle and Ava and granddaughter Penelope.

Judith (Judy) McCorry graduated with a BS in Biochemistry and a Minor in Chemistry; she is also pursuing a Master of Leadership Development and an MBA from Penn State University. Her career spans over 17 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, currently as a Quality Assurance Director at Emergent, Bayview site. Her experience ranges from environmental monitoring, quality control, microbiology, stability studies, manufacturing technology support, and quality assurance. Judy’s primary specialties are in the areas of change management, operational excellence, investigation process improvements, change control, document control, and data integrity. She also has a passion for mentoring and developing people. Outside of work, Judy enjoys attending all her daughters’ (Kaylana, 15 and Nyah, 11) travel soccer games across the country and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and her 1-year-old son, Callan.


Chloe Alexandre is an instructor in the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Department and recently launched a new research lab that focuses on sleep and pain interactions. Chloe received her Ph.D. in Neurosciences from University of Pierre and Marie Curie - Paris in 2007. She then moved abroad to Boston for her postdoc and worked on the sleep disorder narcolepsy and the neuroanatomy of sleep, while her husband did his postdoc on pain research. It soon became evident that they worked well together as a research team. They started collecting pilot data on how sleep loss alters pain sensitivity in 2010 and have been working on identifying the neural links between sleep and pain systems since. 2017 was a pivotal year. Chloe gave birth to son Liam on February 2017, signed her job offer at John Hopkins in July, and moved to Baltimore in September 2017.


Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*$30

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