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|Wednesday, November 9|
|Juan E. Gilbert, PhD
Professor, University of Florida
Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, an Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Gilbert was recently named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology.
|Thursday, November 10|
|Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer, American Society for Microbiology
In January 2016 Stefano Bertuzzi became the Chief Executive Officer of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). ASM is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world, counting over 47,000 members. Dr. Bertuzzi has authored numerous research publications in neurobiology and science policy which have been published in top scientific journals. His research activities led to the discovery of a novel family of homeobox genes involved in the regulation of neuronal axon guidance in the visual system.
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD
Cato Laurencin is the first orthopaedic surgeon elected to membership in both the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering. A renowned physician-scientist, he is a pioneer in the area of Regenerative Engineering and was awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Grant Award for his work in limb regeneration.
|Friday, November 11
|Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH
Executive Vice President, Strategic Communications, Global Public Policy, and Population Health, Merck
In her six years as the first woman director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH guided the nation’s leading health protection agency through an era of rapid growth, globalization and innovative transformation. In 2005, TIME magazine named her as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” for her leadership in modernizing CDC in the face of unprecedented health threats like bioterrorism and SARS.
|Saturday, November 12|
New York Times Best-Selling Author and CEO of BridgeEdU
Wes Moore is a decorated Army combat veteran, youth advocate, and CEO of BridgeEdU, a national initiative focusing on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the freshman year of college. He is also the author of two instant New York Times best-selling books, The Other Wes Moore and The Work. Mr. Moore has been featured by USA Today, People magazine, Meet the Press, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The View, MSNBC, and NPR, among many others. He is also the host of Beyond Belief on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Executive Producer and host of Coming Back with Wes Moore on PBS.
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