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Second Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science

May 16, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Join us for the Second Annual Southeast Symposium for MD-PhD Women in Science hosted by Duke AMPWIS on May 16th. This year the Symposium will focus on the exciting topics of crafting your personal brand, building a professional network both through online presence and in person pitches, and effectively communicating and leading. In addition to skill building through workshops, attendees will also participate in a Research Poster Session, and receive a Keynote Address from Sallie Permar, MD, PhD entitled “A formula for a successful career as a physician-scientist.”


Finalized Symposium Agenda:
8:00-9:00       Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15        Introductions, Welcome, and Group Picture
9:15-10:15       Building High Valued Relationships with Kristin Murphy, PhD
10:30-11:30    Keynote Address by Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
11:45-12:45     Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:00       Nailing Your Elevator Pitch with Audrey Verde, PhD
2:15-3:15         Attendee Poster Session
3:30-4:30       Women in Leadership with Kimberly Jenkins, PhD & Anthony Galanos, MD
6:00                 Dinner at a local restaurant

Symposium Flyer 

Instructions for creating your Elevator Pitches – *Required for all attendees*

In addition to the above opportunities, there will also be a photo booth set up on site for attendees to use. So dress to impress, and walk away with a new profile picture for your professional networking accounts (LinkedIn, Research Gate, Doximity, etc).

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on site at the Mary Duke Trent Semans Center for Health Education. The day will close with an optional dinner at a local restaurant for attendees to further network, discuss the activities of the Symposium, and share their individual experiences in the MD-PhD training path.

We hope that through this Symposium students will learn functional skills, expand their peer network, and continue to understand the importance of advocating for equality in academia and beyond. This symposium is open to MD-PhD Students from UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, MUSC, UVA, VCU, and Johns Hopkins. We look forward to meeting you all there!

Please REGISTER HERE by May 1st.



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May 16, 2015
8:00 am - 7:00 pm




Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Searle Center Drive
Durham, NC 27710 United States
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