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AWiSE's Lean-In

UCLA Business of Science Center

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

AWiSE's Lean-In

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Lenore Arab
LENORE ARAB, Ph.D., MSc has an unusual professional history in that she has had leadership positions in government, academia and industry. Prior to her current position as professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Director of UCLA’s CTSI Rapid Response Team, she held a tenured professorship in the Departments of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 12 years. In California she founded, as Senior Director and Department Head, Amgen’s Global Epidemiology Department. Dr. Arab served as a nutrition advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) for 10 years and was the founding director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Nutritional Epidemiology in Berlin. She was the founding North American Editor of the journal Public Health Nutrition, Associate Editor of Nutrition and Cancer and sits on numerous other editorial boards. At UNC Dr Arab was the program director for nutritional epidemiology and leader of a training program and NCI-sponsored training grant in that field. She served as the director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Core for Nutritional Epidemiology at UNC. She also served as President of the research triangle AWIS (Association for Women in Science). Dr Arab has also served as a member on multiple NIH study sections in various capacities including permanent member. Having served on the National Academy of Science committees that developed their dietary recommendations, she is particularly interested in seeing nutritional knowledge widely implemented in disease prevention across populations.
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Lucinda Brown
Lucinda Brown is the Founder of Trillamar Webcraft, a Los Angeles-based web design and development firm. Trillamar helps small businesses, mostly women-owned, market and sell online. We are partners to our clients — trusted web stylists, branding strategists and developers. We listen to our client's goals and assess their strengths to determine the how best to design and build their web presence. Our recipe combines powerful off-the-shelf technologies, like WordPress, with custom design and coding to create one-of-a-kind websites with polish and charm. Lucinda's path to entrepreneurship has had many turns. After having earning a B.S.E. from Princeton in Civil Engineering and an M.S. from Stanford in Environmental Engineering, she started her career as a Water Resources Engineer at CH2M Hill. CH2M Hill is an environmental consulting firm that had 15,000 employees back when she started in 1996. Working in the Bay Area in the late 1990's, Lucinda watched her college peers play a real role in the Internet boom while her job entailed measuring leaks in sewer pipes for those same Internet companies. Realizing there was a better career path for her, Lucinda taught herself HTML and moved within CH2M Hill to their then-teeny-tiny web team. During the next 5 years, Lucinda leveraged her engineering background to become a marketer for technical products. After CH2M Hill, she left for Paris where she did marketing for an ecommerce startup called iMediation. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to help two more software companies (Secos, Scalable Network Technologies) market their technologies. By learning to write copy, think like a marketer, and design web and print assets using the Adobe tools, Lucinda had become a bone fide marketer. After having worked with many people who had started their own companies, Lucinda was ready to do the same. Finally, in 2003, with many startups under her belt, Lucinda started her own company, Trillamar Webcraft. Her first client was the same software company where she'd held a full-time position. Over time, she added a full-time production assistant and freelance developers and designers to her team. She became a mother in 2007 and again in 2009, learning first-hand how great and grueling it is to be running the show. By 2010, she was coding again, having discovered that as a developer-designer, she could lead bigger, more awesome projects. Today, she loves her job, every day. She works from her home office and maintains a lifestyle that balances hard work, time with family, and self-care (most of the time).
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Vanessa Graham
Vanessa has 23 years of strategic drug development and life cycle management experience in the pharmaceutical and scientific industry managing and overseeing cross-functional global product development. She has worked in a project management role since 1997 and has a clear vision for how the function should operate in a global pharmaceutical company amid evolving markets. She has managed the project management staff and resource allocations for a portfolio of products requiring an annual development investment of $1 billion and generating over $8 billion in annual sales. She has a breadth of drug development expertise with multiple modalities across bone, cardiovascular, hematology, inflammation, immunology, nephrology, neuroscience, oncology and respiratory. In 2004, Vanessa joined Amgen and had the opportunity to support and provide leadership to the global launch of Amgen’s first small molecule Sensipar®/Mimpara®, in addition she facilitated the program and pipeline transition activities for corporate acquisitions and the management of complex global regulatory deliverables. In 2007 she assumed the program management leadership of the hematology-oncology and bone therapeutic areas where during her tenure they gained the regulatory approvals for Nplate®, Prolia® and XGEVA®. Since 2012 she has supported the advancement of Amgen’s biosimilars. Prior to joining Amgen, Vanessa worked at Essential CRO, Aventis, Knoll Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, US Bioscience and the University of Idaho. Vanessa holds a Masters in Business Administration from Eastern University and a BS in Bacteriology from the University of Idaho. Vanessa believes in providing a strong foundation and pathway to the future for students and serves on the board of directors for the Foundation of Santa Barbara City College.
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Kristin Hiibner
Kristin Hiibner, Ph.D, is an intellectual property attorney with 15+ years of diverse experience in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, licensing, risk management, and regulatory issues. Kristin’s Ph.D. is in Organic Chemistry and she has represented companies in a variety of technologies including chemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, microfluidics, optics, and internet based industries.
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Larraine Segil
Larraine is a seasoned senior executive with general management experience, and a world renowned level of expertise in the creation, implementation and management of complex business alliances in multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, aerospace, financial services and more. She has startup and turnaround experience, and a strong track record for speedy and innovative problem solving, enabling buy-in for complex change management and cultural change.
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Event Details

The Advancing Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) will host a round-table discussion on Sheryl Sandberg’s acclaimed book, Lean In. Please join us to learn about successful work-life balance in the professional world. Please select one of the five speakers and join them in a round-table discussion. After the discussion, there will be a networking event.

Have questions about AWiSE's Lean-In? Contact UCLA Business of Science Center

When & Where

Gonda First Floor Conference Room, 1357
695 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

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