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Symposium Schedule

9:00-9:10am  Welcoming Remarks with Associate Dean Kathy Gould

9:10-10:35am Panel Presentations I

9:10am   Jill Weimer, PhD, Associate Scientist and Senior Director of Therapeutic Development, Sanford Research

9:25   Odaine Gordon, PhD, Senior Scientist, Pharmacyclics (an AbbVie company)

9:40   Melody Davis, PhD, Managing Partner, Versant Learning Solutions

9:55   Maria Alfaro, PhD, Clinical Laboratory Director, Institute for Genomic Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

10:10 Quick Q’s and Open Q&A

10:35 Break

10:45am Panel Presentations II

10:45am   Chad Jackson, PhD, Senior Scientist and Innovation Advisor, Biological Technologies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

11:00am   Nora S. Sanchez, PhD, Data Product Manager, Real World Data Operations, Foundation Medicine

11:15am   Chase Spurlock, PhD, Founder and CEO, IQuity

11:30am   Lindsay Marjoram, PhD, Director of Technology Development, Affinergy

11:45am Quick Q’s and Open Q&A

12:10 Lunch Pickup

12:25-1:35pm Career Exploration Keynote featuring Melanie Sinche

1:45-2:45pm  Networking Huddles

or Keynote Workshop: What’s Next? Career Decision-Making for PhDs

2:55-3:55pm Networking Huddles

or Keynote Workshop: What’s Next? Career Decision-Making for Postdocs

4:00-5:00pm Networking Reception

2018 BRET Annual Career Symposium, closing networking reception. (Vanderbilt University/Joe Howell)