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Women Advocating for Women – Kathryn Schubert takes on CEO of Society for Women’s Health Research

Starting a challenging role while under the circumstances of a global pandemic, Kathryn Schubert was announced President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) on April 1, 2020. Paving the way for women representation, Schubert will be succeeding after Dr. Amy Miller who has led the organization as President and CEO for …

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The Coincidence of Science and Art: Expressions from New York Pathologist and Artist Zahra Jlayer

Scientists and artists uniquely strive to conceptualize the impalpable world both around and within us. To understand the interplay of data and emotions that compose our entire existence, one would have to respect, equally, the natural and social sciences. Nurtured by the complexities of nature, is a delicate arrangement of mind, body and soul and …

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Covid-19 Diagnostics – 69 Manufacturers granted emergency use authorization to develop Molecular, Antigen, and Antibody tests

In order to properly track and control the spread of COVID-19, we must develop diagnostic tests with high-throughput capabilities and excellent accuracy. Many politicians have used the term “flatten the curve” to note that it appears our infection rate is declining. States are beginning to ease economic restrictions while maintaining social distancing. With the data …

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Where The Women Are Networking At JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

At the start of the new year, industry professionals travel far and wide to make their appearance at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Fransisco. The week isn’t worthwhile if attendees haven’t planned to have their agenda full with seats at first hand industry announcements, informative symposiums and networking receptions. The days begin early …

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Trending at the 38th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference| Medtech, M&A, Biosimilars, China

This year marks a new decade and the 38th annual JP Morgan Healthcare conference at the Westin St. Francis. The San Francisco based investment firm, Hambrecht & Quist began hosting the conference in 1983 to 20 companies and roughly 200 attendees. Chase acquired the firm in 2000, and now, in 2020, has been hosting this …

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How Do You Define Power? Crain’s 2019 Most Powerful Women in New York Luncheon

Crain’s New York Business published their 2019 list of Most Powerful Women in New York this past June. The list recognizes 50 prominent business and civic leaders that have made a positive impact on the city’s culture and economic growth to date. In celebration of that list, Crain’s hosted a luncheon on Tuesday complete with …

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ESG, SRI and Impact Investing: Women as Benefactors and Beneficiaries in RI

Responsible Investing (RI) has increasingly become a rule for today’s socially conscience capitalists that want to implement their value set into portfolio construction. Women, who now account for 51% of investable wealth, and millennials, are proving to traditional investment houses that their money has power. These investors deem it necessary to consider the ethical impact …

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Vertex in Q2: Announces Female CEO & favorable earnings amidst Cystic Fibrosis drug reimbursement woes

Vertex Pharmaceuticals will be appointing their first ever female CEO to head their billion dollar company.  Dr. Reshma Kewalramani, will be replacing Dr. Jeffrey Leiden on April 1, 2020, who will continue on as Executive Chairman. This shift in leadership is announced in the midst of scrutiny the pharmaceutical company is still facing surrounding the …

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New York Metro and Its Innovative Women Scientists and Entrepreneurs.

We are in the course of Metropolitan New York executing its plan to become a major hub for biotechnology. We certainly have the appropriate lattice of talent- major medical research institutions in the hotbed of Pharm Country with direct subway lines to venture capital. The city is excited about the magnitude of unleashed potential finally …

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