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Symposium Honoring Joan A. Steitz, PhD, will be held Wednesday, March 6

January 08, 2019

On March 6, the School of Medicine will host a symposium honoring Joan A. Steitz, PhD: Metamorphosis: Perspectives on Science and Mentorship along the Career Trajectory.

Faculty from Yale and other institutions will share their perspectives on their work and opportunities, challenges, and work-life balance. The symposium will culminate with the Second Annual Perspectives of Women in Science Lecture, given by Professor Steitz, and will be followed by a reception.

The symposium, in Harkness Auditorium, will begin at noon. Please register by clicking here.

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REGISTRATION AND BOXED LUNCH, 12:00-12:30 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS, 12:30-12:45 p.m.

Career Perspectives, 12:45-3:00 p.m.

These 30-minute talks will be ~20 minutes of science and ~10 minutes of perspective on opportunities/challenges/life and work balance

Early Career Perspective, 12:45-1:15 p.m.

Mingyi Xie, PhD, University of Florida

Junior Faculty Perspective, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD/PhD, University of CA, San Diego

Mid-Career Perspective, 1:45-2:15 p.m.

Gia Voeltz, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


BREAK (coffee and cookies) 2:15-2:30 p.m.


Advanced Career Perspective, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Susan Baserga, MD/PhD, Yale School of Medicine

Mentorship Panel, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Consisting of the above speakers, moderated by Joan Steitz, PhD

Negotiation: A Dean’s Perspective, 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, formerly of Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC


BREAK, 4:45-5:00 p.m.


Second Annual Perspectives of Women in Science Lecture, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Joan Steitz, PhD


RECEPTION IN HARKNESS BALLROOM, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Submitted by Robert Forman on January 08, 2019