Women in Math and Science Organization Hosts Ph.D. Student Career Day

The Women in Math and Science (WIMS) organization at the University of Virginia will be hosting an event entitled “After the Ph.D.:  Non-Academic Careers in Science and Math.” The event will feature speakers in various non-academic careers including government agencies, industry, science writing and publishing. The keynote speaker is Jane Chin, who received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Buffalo at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and later became a medical science liaison and is a well-known writer and public speaker. She is the author of PhD [alternative] Career Clinic, a guide to successfully make it in a non-academic world. The first panel, which will focus on life with a Ph.D. in governmental agencies, will feature U.Va. Licensing and Ventures Group‘s very own Stephanie Miller, licensing associate who received her doctoral degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics from the University.

When:Friday April 13, 2012 from 8:30-2:00 pm

Where: U.Va.’s Zehmer Hall.

This event will be open to all students in science and math Ph.D. programs. To register, click here.


8:15 am – Meet, (coffee, fruit, pastries)

8:30 – 9:15 am -  Government Panel

Stephanie Miller – U.Va. Licensing and Ventures Group
Carol Rivera-Lopez – Food & Drugs Administration (FDA)
Julie McClure – Science Policy Fellow

9:15 – 9:35 zm Michael Palmer – Teaching resource center

9:35 – 9:55 am Patricia Larrabee – Facility L GIX Building Performance

9:55 – 9:15 am Vita Vock – Assistant Dean George Mason University

10:30 – 11:15 am Medical/Science writing Panel

Erin Clabough – Science/Medical Writing
Anastasia Torok – Battelle Technical Writer

11:15 to 12 pm Industry Panel

Tammy Dellovade – EMD Serono Research Institute
Andy Kinley – PRA pharmaceuticals
Kim Kelly – UVA professor, starting her own company

12-1 pm Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm  Keynote Address:  Jane Chin

For more information, email Emily Andre at eaa4un@virginia.edu.

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