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Program Highlights

The 2016 ABRCMS Program Highlights will be available in the coming months. 

2015 Final Program


"Strength in Diversity! 15 Years of Enhancing Minority Students' Excellence in STEM Research"  

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Enhancing Diversity in the Scientific Workforce: An Opportunity and Imperative for Excellence

Valantine Hannah

Hannah Valantine, M.D. 

Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity at the National Institutes of Health 

A cardiologist with a proven record of implementing diversity initiatives in academic medicine, Valantine is charged with developing a vision and comprehensive strategy to expand recruitment and retention and promote inclusiveness and equity throughout the biomedical research enterprise.


Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Unraveling Smell
 Buck Linda
Linda B. Buck, Ph.D. 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 

In 2004, Buck won a Nobel Prize for her work on odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system — the network responsible for our sense of smell.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Future of Biomedical Research and Training 

Lorsch Jon
Jon R. Lorsch, Ph.D.

Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health

Lorsch leads the execution of the institute’s mission to promote advances in scientific research and biomedical workforce training.
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Ebola and Beyond: Emerging Viruses in a Globalized World 

 Quammen David
David Quammen

Three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award

An author of 12 books, Quammen has written about the Ebola epidemic, the AIDS pandemic, and other zoonotic disease outbreaks for OutsideNational Geographic, and other publications.

Friday, November 13, 2015 | 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Translational Studies on the Impact of Chronic Alcohol Abuse on HIV/AIDS

Molina Patricia
Patricia E. Molina, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard Ashman Professor and head of the Department of Physiology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Molina is also president of the American Physiological Society. Her research interests include the impact of chronic alcohol abuse on HIV/AIDS.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  
One Body, One Family, One World
Tutu Nontombi Naomi
Nontombi Naomi Tutu

Human rights activist, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and advocate for social justice 

In her work promoting tolerance and inclusion, Tutu strives to bring different groups together to learn from each other, celebrate their differences, and acknowledge their shared humanity.

View the 2014 Final Program here.

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