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Networking Huddles

Now in its third year of symposium iteration, Networking Huddles are small-group networking opportunities with structured rotations for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to meet with alumni and employers for 15 minutes at a time. These Huddles have previously been very successful and a meaningful personal experience for attendees.

Below we will feature a list of Huddle participants currently committed to attending. Check back frequently to see who else you can expect to see that afternoon!

  • Maria Alfaro, PhD, Clinical Laboratory Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Alexander Antonison, Data Scientist, axialHealthcare
  • Jennifer E. Ayala, PhD, Project Manager, All of Us Research Program, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Heather Bloemhard, PhD, Assistant Director of Federal Relations, Office of Federal Relations, Vanderbilt University
  • Chastity Bradley, PhD, Medical Writer Entrepreneur and Owner, BioMed Writers, LLC
  • Courtney Bricker-Anthony, PhD, Academic Editor II, Editing Division, Research Square
  • Elizabeth Conrad, PhD, Senior Specialist, Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance, Product Development, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
  • Melody Davis, PhD, Managing Partner, Versant Learning Solutions
  • Odaine Gordon, PhD, Senior Scientist, Pharmacyclics (an AbbVie company)
  • Tiffany Farmer, PhD, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Adventure Science Center
  • Jodell E. Jackson, PhD, Manager of Translational Resources, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)
  • Lauren McMahan, PharmD, Manager, Evidence Services, Clinical Services Group, HCA Healthcare
  • Aaram Kumar, Associate Director, Scientific Innovation, FORCE Communications
  • Chad Jackson, PhD, Senior Scientist and Innovation Advisor, DARPA
  • Lindsay Marjoram, PhD, Director of Technology Development, Affinergy
  • Christian Marks, PhD, Health Policy Analyst, CGS Administrators
  • Kelsey R. Mayo, PhD, Sr. Project Manager, Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)
  • W. Hayes McDonald, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Associate Directory of the Proteomics Laboratory of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center, Vanderbilt University
  • Bryan Millis, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Biomedical Engineering, Center of Excellence, Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR), Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center (VBC), Vanderbilt University Schools of Medicine and Engineering
  • Clarissa Muere, PhD, Licensing Analyst, Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC)
  • Joshua Neuman, PhD, Pediatric Endocrinology Medical Liaison, Field Medical Affairs, Novo Nordisk
  • Raymond C. Pasek, PhD, Senior Research Data Scientist, Research and Development axialHealthcare
  • Amy L. Pyle-Eilola, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, Director of Core Lab and Clinical Chemistry and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital & The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Nora Sanchez, PhD, Data Product Manager, Real World Data Operations, Foundation Medicine
  • Jenny Schafer, PhD, Managing Director, Research Assistant Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell Imaging Shared Resource (CISR), Vanderbilt University
  • Shruti Sharma, PhD, Team Lead Data Science Team, Application Services, Ingram Content Group
  • David Shifrin, PhD, Director of Research and Content, Health:Further
  • Chase Spurlock, PhD, Founder and CEO, IQuity
  • Jill Weimer, PhD, Associate Scientist and Senior Director of Therapeutic Development, Sanford Research, University of South Dakota
  • Jamie Wenke, PhD, Genomics Scientist, Nashville Biosciences