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April Enabling Innovation Initiative seminar: Friday, April 22, 2022

Posted by on Thursday, April 7, 2022 in Workshops and Seminars .

Friday, April 22, 2022, 2:00 PM (Zoom) 

Please join us as Esra Roan, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Somavac discusses non-linear career paths at the upcoming Enabling Innovation Initiative seminar. 

“Non-linear career paths: It is OK to change your mind”

So much pressure is placed on us as we pick our degree in college and decide what we are meant to do in life. And then, many of us graduate to find ourselves standing in front of a hill to be climbed as fast as we can whether this is corporate or academic.  My personal experience has been a windy road, even though many times I lived through these sentiments. I am enthusiastic about sharing my story to provide evidence that indeed careers need not be linear while encouraging rethinking and taking action earlier.

Speaker: Esra Roan, Ph.D., Co-Founder, CEO

Esra is the co-founder of SOMAVAC® Medical Solutions. Prior to her role with SOMAVAC®, she was an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis. Esra’s more than 15 years of experience in product development and biomedical research gives her the tools to enhance the lives of patients with products that make a difference. Her education is in Mechanical Engineering (TTU and U of Cincinnati).


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Co-Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization


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