Symposium honoring Joan Steitz on March 6

January 11, 2019

To the Yale School of Medicine Community,

Please mark your calendars for March 6, 2019 when we will host a symposium honoring Joan Steitz, PhD: Metamorphosis: Perspectives on Science and Mentorship along the Career Trajectory.

This promises to be an enlightening event during which faculty from Yale and other institutions will share their perspectives on their work and opportunities, challenges, and work-life balance. The symposium will culminate with the Second Annual Perspectives of Women in Science Lecture, given by Professor Steitz, and will be followed by a reception.

I invite all members of the YSM community to join us for the symposium in Harkness Auditorium, beginning at noon. Please register by clicking here.


Robert J. Alpern, MD
Dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine

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OPENING REMARKS, 12:30-12:45 p.m.

Career Perspectives, 12:45-3:00 p.m.
These 30-minute talks will be ~20 minutes of science and ~10 minutes of perspective on opportunities/challenges/life and work balance

Early Career Perspective, 12:45-1:15 p.m.
Mingyi Xie, PhD, University of Florida

Junior Faculty Perspective, 1:15-1:45 p.m.
Heidi Cook-Andersen, MD/PhD, University of CA, San Diego

Mid-Career Perspective, 1:45-2:15 p.m.
Gia Voeltz, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

BREAK (coffee and cookies) 2:15-2:30 p.m.

Advanced Career Perspective, 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Susan Baserga, MD/PhD, Yale School of Medicine

Mentorship Panel, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Consisting of the above speakers, moderated by Joan Steitz, PhD

Negotiation: A Dean’s Perspective, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, formerly of Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

BREAK, 4:45-5:00 p.m.

Second Annual Perspectives of Women in Science Lecture, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Joan Steitz, PhD