Dr. Daniel Sessler
Chair of the Outcomes Research Department at Cleveland ClinicDr. Sessler attended medical school at Columbia University, and subsequently completed pediatric and anesthesia residencies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently Michael Cudahy Professor and Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at Cleveland Clinic.
His keynote address will cover general strategies for performing quality research.
Dr. Joe Palca
Guest host of NPR Science FridayJoe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. In addition to his science reporting, Palca occasionally fills in as guest host on Talk of the Nation Science Friday.
His keynote address will discuss the importance of communication, especially when discussing your research to a broader audience.
Dr. Katey Owen
Deputy Director, Vaccines Development CMC, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seasoned pharmaceutical leader whose ultimate career goal is to maximally contribute to global public health by ensuring vaccine distribution internationally with sustainable cost and supply strategies. Experienced in leading teams across Commercial, Manufacturing, and R&D divisions. Currently responsible for process, analytics, and formulation development (CMC) across a portfolio of vaccines, in particular for diseases in the developing world.
Dr. Jonathan Edwards
Dr. Edwards received his PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, did post-doctoral work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is now is a management consultant at Clear View Healthcare Partners.