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MEDA Inaugural Symposium & Networking

Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Holden Auditorium
520 South Euclid, St. Louis, Missouri 63110

MEDA Inaugural Symposium & Networking
Thursday, May 12, 2022
4:00 – 6:00p.m.
Holden Auditorium
Farrell Learning and Teaching Center

Featured Speakers:


Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD
Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology
Director of the HHMI Driving Change Initiative and the Joint Post-Baccalaureate Program in Physics, Math, and Earth and Planetary Sciences
Co-Director of the IMSD program

Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE
Associate Professor, Neurology
Inaugural Lead, Health Disparities and Equity Core, Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Presentations on career paths and mentorship will be followed by a networking reception (5:00-5:30pm) and group discussions (5:30-6:00pm).

Register Here

Agenda:

4:00pm – Introduction and Overview of MEDA

4:15pm – Tracey Hermanstyne, PhD

4:35pm – Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE

4:55pm – Wrap Up

5:00pm – Networking Session – 2nd Floor Hearth

5:30pm – Small Group Breakout Rooms

  • Promoting Success as a Leader and Mentor (Conversations with Senior Faculty)  Joe Pangelinan, PhD –
    Assistant Professor, Director, DOM Office of Inclusion and Diversity
    Lisa de las Fuentes, MD, MS –
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
    Gabriel Mbalaviele, PhD –
    Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases
  • Transitioning to a Successful Mentor (Conversations with Early Faculty)
    David Alvarado, PhD –
    Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
    Felicia Gomez, PhD – 
    Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology
    Jessica Silva-Fisher, PhD – 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology
  • Gaining Mentorship for a Successful Outlook (Conversations with Trainees, Postdocs, and Early Faculty)
    Amber Griffith, PhD
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology
    Casey Katerndahl, PhD
    Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology

This is an in-person event, but a zoom link can be requested for the featured speaker portion of this event by contacting Jennifer Mosher at mosherj@wustl.edu. 

MEDA is open to all within the Washington University School of Medicine community with the shared goal of promoting an equitable and inclusive environment for Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine. MEDA is funded the John T. Milliken Department of Medicine – Office of Inclusion and Diversity.