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Women Building Bio: the XX Factor Program

Ideas that Matter

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

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!

Kathleen Berst
Kathleen Berst, Deputy Commander of Acquisition at the United States Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA),

Christine Bloomquist
Christine Bloomquist, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, North America, AstraZeneca

Catherine Bollard
Catherine Bollard, Chief, Division Allergy and Immunology Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, Director, Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy (CETI) Children’s National Health System The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Lisa Simms Booth
Lisa Simms Booth, Senior Director for Patient and Public Engagement, Biden Cancer Initiative

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Tami Brown, Associate Director, State Government Affairs and Policy, Merck

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Genya Dana, Project Head, Prcision Medicine, Center on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Donna Edmonds
Donna Edmonds, CEO, ImmunArray

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

Amrie Grammer
Amrie Grammer, COO and CSO, AMPEL Biosciences

Neeta Jain
Neeta Jain, Chief Technology Officer, Vibrent Health

Shaylah Nunn Jones
Shaylah Nunn Jones, Associate Director State Government Affairs, Novo Nordisk

Germaine Louis
Germaine Buck Louis, Dean, School of Health and Human Services, George Mason University

Franziska Moeckel
Franziska Moeckel, VPR Personalized Health, Inova

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Kristen Molloy, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Office of US Senator Tim Kaine

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

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Margaret (Peggy) Shupnik, Senior Associate Dean for Research, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Jennifer Siciliano
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.

Barbara Boyan
Barbara Boyan, Dean, School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Laurence Bray
Laurence Bray, Associate Chair, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University

Genya Dana
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

Maraget Saha
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.

Peggy Agouris
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

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

Saralyn Mark
Saralyn Mark, CEO, iGIANT

Amy Millman
Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises

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

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