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Science Policy Careers Symposium

(Click on the image below to download the event flyer.)

This full-day symposium will introduce graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to a wide range of careers in the field of science policy. Attendees will leave the symposium with a better understanding of how to transition from scientific research to policy work, and of opportunities for science policy internships, fellowships and careers in government, non-profits and the private sector.

Sessions will be held in the morning at Harvard Medical School and in the afternoon at Harvard’s Cambridge campus; the format will be the same for each session.

Please direct your questions to the following email: sciencepolicy@hcs.harvard.edu



Click HERE to download the Program Booklet from the event.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Morning Session
Harvard Medical School, Boston


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Keynote Address

*Embracing the Cactus: Making Policy/Making Change*
Armenise Amphitheatre, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA

Featured Speaker:
Norka Ruiz Bravo, PhD, Former Senior Advisor for Science and Technology Partnerships, United States Agency for International Development

 

10:45 AM - 11:30AM: Session One - Concurrent Panels

*Panel: Fellowships Programs - How to Break into Science Policy*

TMEC 227, 280 Longwood Ave, Boston
Panelists Include:
Erin Boyd, PhD, AAAS Congressional Science Policy Fellowship, American Physical Society
Dana Christofferson, PhD, Presidential Management Fellow, Veterans Health Administration
Ilya Fischhoff, PhD, Co-Producer, Down to Earth Series; Former AAAS Fellow


*Panel: Policy Governing Science Research*
TMEC 250, 280 Longwood Ave, Boston
Panelists Include:
Adam Fagen, PhD, Executive Director, Genetics Society of America
Miriam Quintal, MA, Lobbyist/Consultant, Lewis-Burke Associates
Heather Rieff, PhD, Sr. Health Science Policy Advisor, Office of Science Policy and Planning, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

 

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Session Two - Concurrent Panels

*Panel: Health and Education Policy*

TMEC 227, 280 Longwood Ave, Boston
Panelists Include:
Kyle Brown, PhD, Legislative Assistant for Health and Education, U.S. Senate
Cathleen Walsh, MSPH, DPH, Director of the Policy Research, Analysis and Development Office, Center for Disease Control
Jalonne White-Newsome, MS, PhD, Kendall Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health, Union of Concerned Scientists


*Panel: Energy, Environment, and Climate Policy*

TMEC 250, 280 Longwood Ave, Boston
Panelists Include:
Mitchell Baer, PhD, Director, Office of Oil and Gas Analysis, Department of Energy
Jenny Dissen, MS, Director of Climate Literacy and Outreach, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Eric Larson, PhD, Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Climate Central

 

Click HERE to register for the Morning Session.

 


Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Afternoon Session
Harvard University, Cambridge Campus


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Keynote Address

*Embracing the Cactus: Making Policy/Making Change*
Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge

Featured Speaker:
Norka Ruiz Bravo, PhD, Former Senior Advisor for Science and Technology Partnerships, United States Agency for International Development

 

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM: Session One - Concurrent Panels

*Panel: Fellowships Programs - How to Break into Science Policy*
Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
Panelists Include:
Erin Boyd, PhD, AAAS Congressional Science Policy Fellowship, American Physical Society
Dana Christofferson, PhD, Presidential Management Fellow, Veterans Health Administration
Ilya Fischhoff, PhD, Co-Producer, Down to Earth Series; Former AAAS Fellow


*Panel: Policy Governing Science Research*
Biolabs 2062, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
Panelists Include:
Adam Fagen, PhD, Executive Director, Genetics Society of America
Miriam Quintal, MA, Lobbyist/Consultant, Lewis-Burke Associates
Heather Rieff, PhD, Sr. Health Science Policy Advisor, Office of Science Policy and Planning, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

 

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Session Two - Concurrent Panels

*Panel: Health and Education Policy*
Biolabs 2062, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
Panelists Include:
Kyle Brown, PhD, Legislative Assistant for Health and Education, U.S. Senate
Cathleen Walsh, MSPH, DPH, Director of the Policy Research, Analysis and Development Office, Center for Disease Control
Jalonne White-Newsome, MS, PhD, Kendall Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health, Union of Concerned Scientists


*Panel: Energy, Environment, and Climate Policy*
Biolabs 1080, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
Panelists Include:
Mitchell Baer, PhD, Director, Office of Oil and Gas Analysis, Department of Energy
Jenny Dissen, MS, Director of Climate Literacy and Outreach, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Eric Larson, PhD, Senior Scientist, Energy Systems, Climate Central

 

Click HERE to register for the Afternoon Session.

 


 

This event is co-sponsored by:
• FAS Office of Career Services
• FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
• HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
• Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group
• Harvard Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (HGWISE)
• Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) Policy and Non-Profit Path

 

 

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