WIB-Atlanta: MAPS University: Panel Discussion - Leadership in Biology
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WIB-Atlanta: MAPS University: Panel Discussion - Leadership in Biology

When: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Where: Georgia State University
100 Piedmont Avenue
Petit Science Center Room 100
Atlanta, GA  30303
United States
Contact: WIB-Atlanta

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This special panel is organized in conjunction with the Biology course at GSU to support students and postdocs striving to realize their potential as effective, lifelong leaders and powerful communicators. Our speakers will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to positively impact the community using resonance and narratives of connection. It will be a great opportunity for students to connect with science professionals, leaders, mentors, and allies. The event will facilitate access to resources needed to not only develop leadership styles but also to succeed as science experts and advocates.

Lunch will be provided.


Speaker Bios

Amy Baxter - Founder and CEO at Pain Care Labs.

Dr. Baxter directs innovation, invention, operations, and strategy for Pain Care Labs. Her accomplishments include the 2009 1.1M NIH SBIR, writing and overseeing patent strategy, and successfully pursuing 510K FDA clearances. After graduating from Yale University and Emory Medical School as a double-boarded pediatric emergency physician, Dr. Baxter founded PEMA Emergency Research, Scottish Rite, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while founding Pain Care Labs. Her awards and recognition include Forbes Ten Healthcare Disruptors, Inc. Top Women in Tech to Watch, Top 10 Innovative and Disruptive Women in Healthcare, a Wall Street Journal “Idea Person”, and the Most Innovative CEO of 2014 from Georgia Bio. Dr. Baxter's national and international lecturing highlights include MakerFaire, AARP, and TEDMED.

Priya Luthra
- Assistant Professor at Georgia State University

Dr. Luthra is an expert in virology and immune responses. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Penn State University. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor at GSU and runs their MAPS-University program.


David Dodd -  Founder, Chairman and CEO of GeoVax

David Dodd  has served as leader and board member for numerous pharmaceutical and biotech companies at all stages of development. To date he has raised over $1 billion in capital for these businesses. In 2018 GeoVax was recognized with a "best biotech" award from the World Vaccine Congress.




Pricing Information

  • Members: $10
  • Students with ID: Free 
  • Non-Members/Free Unlimited Guest Members*: $40

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