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Power Hour Networking Huddles

Networking Huddles are opportunities for alumni to meet with trainees in small-group settings. This year, Networking Huddles will be conducted via the virtual platform Toucan. Much like speed dating formats, the Networking Huddle Power Hour will allow you to rotate to four different assigned locations to meet with up to four alumni. There will be 4 Huddle rotations, each 15 minutes long.

Have you signed up for a Huddle yet? Here’s the link to choose!

Practice the Toucan platform at three different opportunities (no registration required):

Toucan Practice Session 1Tuesday, May 4, 11:00am

Toucan Practice Session 2Tuesday, May 4, 2:30pm

Toucan Practice Session 3Wednesday, May 5, 1:00pm

Toucan Practice Session 4: : Thursday, May 6, 10am

The alumni attending this year’s Networking Huddle Power Hour are below:

  1. Rubin Baskir, PhD, Health Science Policy Analyst in the Division of Engagement at the All of Us Research Program in the Office of the Director in the National Institutes of Health (Government Administration)
  2. Siri Carpenter, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, The Open Notebook (Science Communication)
  3. Sudipta Chakraborty, PhD, Clinical Trial Transparency Manager, PRA Health Sciences (Clinical Research)
  4. Emily Dilger, CEO, Ignited (Science Outreach)
  5. Julie Fischer, PhD,  Senior Technical Advisor for Global Health, CRDF Global
  6. Sara Fitzgerald , PhD, Field Marketing Leader , Cytiva (Sales)
  7. Johnna Frierson, PhD, Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion, Duke University School of Medicine (Academic Administration)
  8. Lorena Infante Lara, PhD, Communications and Social Media Manager, Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University (Science Communication)
  9. Valerie Kramlinger, PhD, Principal Scientist, Translational Science, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (Industry)
  10. Nicole Krupp, PhD, Associate Director, Medical Science Liaison, Field Based Medicine, Boehringer Ingelheim (MSL)
  11. Brittany Leigh, PhD, Account Executive, LifeSci Communications (Science Communication)
  12. Holli Loomans-Kropp, PhD, Cancer Prevention Fellow, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute (Government Research)
  13. Paul McDonald, PhD, Associate Vice President, Proactive Worldwide (Consulting)
  14. Jessica Overstreet, Research Scientist, Diabetes & Complications Therapeutic Area, Eli Lilly and Company (Industry)
  15. Larry Thompson, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist & Group Leader, Analytical R&D within BioTherapeutic Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pfizer (Industry)
  16. Susanne Tranguch, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Training & Communications, NYU Grossman School of Medicine (Academic Administration)
  17. Teddy van Opstal, PhD, Lead Scientist, Contract Support to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Booz Allen Hamilton (Government Administration)
  18. Becky Wagenaar-Miller, PhD, Deputy Division Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (Government Administration)
  19. Isaac Zike, PhD, Senior Investment Associate, RiverVest Venture Partners  (Finance)

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