S&S Dinner Dialogues, with Misha Angrist Gene therapies have come a [...]
S&S Dinner Dialogues, with Misha Angrist
Gene therapies have come a long way since the unfulfilled hype of the 1980s and 1990s. Today they have begun to change the lives of patients with devastating diseases, including spinal muscular atrophy, B-cell cancers, beta-thalassemia, and a rare form of primary immunodeficiency; some 800 more are in development. But with price tags ranging from the hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, how will we afford these transformative therapies?
Join Professor Angrist for dinner and discussion on Monday, December 2nd at 7:30 pm. This event is free to attend, and transportation is available if needed.
Selected attendees will be notified via email several days in advance of the dinner with details regarding the meeting location. All dinners will be within reasonable driving distance to Duke campus.
Science & Society will also provide a shuttle for those unable to arrange transportation to the dinner dialogue location. Shuttles will depart 30 minutes before the scheduled event from the front entrance of the North Building on West Campus. Click here for a map.
(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This event will be co-sponsored by the IDEALS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advancement, and Leadership in the Sciences) Office and OBGE (Office of Biomedical Graduate Education). This D&I Coffee Chats will [...]
This event will be co-sponsored by the IDEALS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advancement, and Leadership in the Sciences) Office and OBGE (Office of Biomedical Graduate Education). This D&I Coffee Chats will be an open dialogue about any topics/issues. As examples, the topics can include, but are not limited to:
· General challenges and concerns
· Research articles of interest in STEM Diversity & Inclusion
· Campus, local or national events
All who are interested are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 9:30 am
Nosh, 2nd Floor of the Trent Semans Center
8 Searle Center Drive, Durham, NC
For first-year STEM students: The Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn [...]
For first-year STEM students: The Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn how to integrate ethics, policy, and social implications into their scientific research. This highly selective program fosters a community of accomplished undergraduate scholars who will be trained in the sciences and grounded firmly in the liberal arts–and who will be well prepared to serve as leaders in sciences and the biomedical professions. The program is supported by a grant to the Duke Initiative for Science & Society from Dr. Andrew Huang.
We will be hosting an interest meeting on December 5th, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship and have your questions answered. Food will be provided throughout the meeting.
Food will be provided, please RSVP.
(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Schiciano Auditorium Side A
101 Science Drive
With guest speaker Nivruti Rai, Vice President, and India Country Head at Intel Corporation Nivruti Rai is Vice President and Country Head Intel India at Intel Corporation. Based in Bengaluru, [...]
With guest speaker Nivruti Rai, Vice President, and India Country Head at Intel Corporation
Nivruti Rai is Vice President and Country Head Intel India at Intel Corporation. Based in Bengaluru, she oversees operations for Intel’s engineering teams and operations. She is also a senior advisor to the Modi government on issues relating to innovation, technology implementation, and artificial intelligence. Her focus is the role that India can play as a leader in technology to help create the next generation of the global digital infrastructure with a specific emphasis on using unstructured data to train artificial intelligence tools.
Fortune India named her one of the 50 most powerful women in business in India. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, and chemistry and a master’s degree in applied mathematics, both from the University of Lucknow in India. She also holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and a board of director certification from Harvard Business School. She has been issued one U.S. patent and has authored several technical papers on integrated circuit design methodologies and operations research.
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On behalf of the Black Tie Dinner Committee, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Seventh Annual Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie Dinner, to be [...]
On behalf of the Black Tie Dinner Committee, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Seventh Annual Ida Stephens Owens Black Tie Dinner, to be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at Duke University’s Searle Center. The cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7:00 p.m.
The Bouchet Society is a graduate student organization that is dedicated to supporting underrepresented minorities in STEM fields at Duke. Our signature event each year is the Black Tie Dinner, which honors the legacy of Dr. Ida Stephens Owens, the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. at Duke (Physiology, 1967). Dr. Owens later established an independent research group at the National Institutes of Health, most recently serving as Head of the Section on Genetic Disorders of Drug Metabolism. Each year, we invite the Duke community to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of Duke scientists. All Duke affiliates in STEM fields are welcome to attend!
Seating is limited, and prior registration is required. To register:
This year we are delighted to have Lorin Crawford, Ph.D., as our Bouchet-Note speaker. Dr. Crawford is currently the RGSS Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and a core faculty member of the Center for Statistical Sciences and Center for Computational Biology at Brown University. His research involves developing novel and efficient methodologies to address complex problems in quantitative genetics, cancer pharmacology, molecular genomics, and radionics. Dr. Crawford has received several honors, including being named to the Class of 2019 in Forbes 30 under 30 in Science. He received his Ph.D. in Statistical Science under the co-mentorship of Dr. Sayan Mukherjee and Dr. Kris C. Wood. He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (BS, Mathematics).
We are also honored to have Adrienne Stiff-Roberts, Ph.D., as our keynote speaker. Dr. Stiff-Roberts is the Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Her research interests include the synthesis of multi-component and hybrid (organic-inorganic) materials using a novel approach for organic-based thin film deposition that combines solution and vacuum-processing. Dr. Stiff-Roberts is also the director and instructor of the SENSOR (Student Engineers Network, Strengthening Opportunities in Research) Saturday Academy. This program aims to encourage underrepresented minority 8th-grade students to pursue careers in science and engineering. Dr. Stiff-Roberts received her B.S. in Physics from Spelman College and B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her M.S.E in Electrical Engineering as well as her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
If you encounter any problems with registration, please contact Delisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Celine (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you at dinner!
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
In 1969, we did the impossible - humans landed on the moon and returned safely to earth. [...]
In 1969, we did the impossible – humans landed on the moon and returned safely to earth. As the 50th anniversary year of the first moon landing draws to a close, join us for an evening of pictures and stories from Project Apollo. We will examine key moments of each mission from Apollo 1 to Apollo 17. The program is appropriate for all ages of people interested in learning more about humanity’s first trips to the moon!
Tina CoyneSmith is a stargazer and space historian who was born just after Apollo 9 proved the success of the lunar module. Tina serves as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador who is tasked with telling NASA’s stories.
December 10 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - January 10 (Friday) 8:00 pm
There is a lot of evidence which suggests that diverse teams produce better results. It is the responsibility of every member of a research team, not just the team leader [...]
There is a lot of evidence which suggests that diverse teams produce better results. It is the responsibility of every member of a research team, not just the team leader or PI, to build a welcoming environment for individuals from all backgrounds. To be successful, trainees must learn to appreciate and value the ideas, experiences, and perspectives of everyone on the team. These skills will help you to build and lead successful teams as you advance in their careers, no matter which stage you’re currently in.
In this workshop trainees will learn about three common challenges that individuals working in diverse teams may face and identify practical strategies for recognizing and mitigating challenges to create more inclusive research groups.
Please RSVP by December 10th.
(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
We invite potential students and advisors to learn more about the Duke Master in Bioethics & Science Policy from Associate Director Madeline Liddicoat. This interactive session offers insights about our [...]
We invite potential students and advisors to learn more about the Duke Master in Bioethics & Science Policy from Associate Director Madeline Liddicoat. This interactive session offers insights about our unique curriculum and student experience. Participants should leave with a better understanding of whether the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy is a fit for them.
This session will cover:
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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