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Women Building Bio: the XX Factor Program

Thought Leaders

Meet the driving force of high-impact solutions and the front runners of the bioscience industry. These Thought Leaders will share their compelling work within their organization and the vision that pulls them forward.

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Alexandra Reeve Givens, Director, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Executive Director, Institute for Technology Policy at Georgetown Law

Rachel Ramoni
Dr. Rachel Ramoni, Chief Research and Development Officer, Veteran Health Administration

Conversations Not to Miss

Converse with leading women from across Virginia and the BioHealth Capital Region who are excelling in cutting-edge research and development, leading business strategies, innovative biotechnology, visionary science, and priority health policies and reform. They will share insights from within their industry and their extensive career journey.  Panel discussions are focused and solution-driven - conversations not to miss!

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Donna Edmonds, CEO, ImmunArray

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Kolaleh Eskandanian, Director, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System

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Rebecca Farkas, Director, External R&D, Scientific Collaborations, GSK Vaccines

Amrie Grammer
Amrie Grammer, COO and CSO, Ampel Biosciences

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Neeta Jain, CIO, Vibrent Health

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Franzi Moeckel, VPR Personalized Health, Inova

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Shaylah Nunn, Associate Director State Government Affairs, Novo Nordisk

Marsha Rappley
Marsha D. Rappley, CEO, VCU Health System & Vice President for Health Sciences, VCU

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Jennifer Siciliano, Vice President Government Relations, Inova Health Systems

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Kyp Syrinakis,, Partner Epidarex Capital

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Rosemarie Truman, CEO, Center for Advancing Innovation

Next Gen Inspiration

Building sponsor and mentor networks. Throughout the day, a diverse group of students and leading mentors will share their experiences together. Prepare to be inspired by their personal stories – the discussion will be thought-provoking, interactive and growth-oriented for the year to come.

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Genya Dana, Director of Precision Medicine, Center on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum; formerly Acting Deputy Science and Technology Officer to the Secretary, U.S. State Department

Cynda Johnson
Cynda Johnson, Dean, VTCRI School of Medicine

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Margaret Saha, Chancellor Professor, College of William and Mary

Building Bio

The goal of the Women Building Bio conference is to catalyze the formation of lasting networks of support, resources and inspiration. Reflecting back, learning and looking ahead. It is a proactive approach towards developing careers and the bioscience profession as a whole. We’ll showcase important, women-led initiatives that you can be a part of 365 days of the year.

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Peggy Agouris, Dean, College of Science, George Mason University

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Paige Decker, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Crystal Icenhour
Crystal Icenhour, CEO, Aperiomics, Chairman of the Board, Virginia Bio

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Marguerete Luter, Chair, The Leadership Foundry, Women in Technology

Saralyn Mark
Saralyn Mark, CEO, iGIANT

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Carrie Roth, CEO, Virginia Bio+Tech Park, Executive Committee, Virginia Bio

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